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(ˈbɑn dɑˌkɑ, əmˈbɑn-)

a city in the W Democratic Republic of the Congo. 125,263.
Formerly, Coquilhatville.
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In this article, I explore how this urge to categorize affected medical care in the city of Coquilhatville, today named Mbandaka. In Congolese cities, medical care was strictly segregated, and Coquilhatville had two hospitals, one for whites and another for blacks.
In its first phase, the company will serve eight cities: Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Goma, Kisangani, Kindu, Mbuyi-Mayi, Kananga and Mbandaka, then 14 by the end of the year, until the whole country is covered.
Using online mapmaking tools, he created the first map of his village, Mbandaka, which he and his wife have modified more than 100,000 times since 2009.
Still, the intervening troops, subsequently reinforced by more units directly deployed from Belgium (approximately 86 companies (4)) [Ndaywel, 1998: 575]), went beyond merely "protecting and evacuating Europeans" to actually occupying entire provinces (Katanga and Leopoldville (5))), cities (Mbandaka, Kindu, Goma ...) as well as towns (Bunia, Libenge, Boende, Gemena, Gbadolite ...).
Regional capitals--Bandundu, Bukavu, Goma, Kananga, Kindu, Kisangani, Lubumbashi, Matadi, Mbandaka, Mbuji-Mayi.
During his two years in DRC MAG says he was involved in many lifesaving clearance projects 'including the underwater removal of 18 items of UXO (unexploded ordnance) and more than 17,000 items of small arms ammunition found in Mbandaka Harbour.' Before what tragically became his final deployment in Sudan, Darby led the clearance of unexploded cluster ammunitions in Lebanon.
In 1997, Patrick Fungele (he declined to give his real name) was a 22-year-old Congolese student studying Languages and Pedagogy at the Institut Sup andeacute;rieur de Mbandaka, in the city of Mbandaka in western Democratic Republic of Congo.
May 27 2010 -- The Hungarian Agricultural Office, Food and Feed Control Department has detected Salmonella Mbandaka in a consignment of linseed oilcake from Ukraine.
So impressed are the riverboat's crew and passengers with my mastery of weaponry and tactics that they have enthusiastically suggested I disembark at the next port of call to give the annual lecture at the classics department of Mbandaka Polytechnic University--which, they tell me, is one of the most prestigious universities in the region.