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 (brăz′ə-vĭl′, brä-zä-vēl′)
The capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo, in the southern part of the country on the Congo River across from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Founded by the French in the 1880s, it is a trade center and major port.
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(French brazavil)
(Placename) the capital of Congo-Brazzaville, in the south on the River Congo. Pop: 1 153 000 (2005 est)
[C19: named after Pierre de Brazza (1852–1905), French explorer]
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(ˈbræz əˌvɪl, ˈbrɑ zə-)

the capital of the Republic of the Congo, in the S part, on the Congo (Zaire) River. 585,812.
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Noun1.Brazzaville - the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo
French Congo, Republic of the Congo, Congo - a republic in west-central Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960
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(147) One controversial ruling that has frequently been commented upon is the granting of amnesty to the killers of Amy Biehl, a white American: Vusumzi Ntamo, AC/98/0030 (Unreported, South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Committee on Amnesty, Judges Mall, Wilson and Ngoepe, 28 July 1998) < 980728NtamoPenietc.htm>.
The four, Vusumzi Ntamo, Ntobeko Peni, Easy Nofemela and Mongezi Manqina, who are serving sentences of 18 years, were likely to be released within hours, an official said.
Of the seven youths originally identified and detained for questioning in the Biehl murder case, three young men finally stood trial in the municipal Supreme Court of Cape Town: Mongezi Manquina, "Easy" Nofemela, and Vusumzi Ntamo. For Amy's single death, there was a "royal" dispensation: three judges -- a "President Judge" flanked by two assessors, one white, one Black.