Nyiragongo


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Noun1.Nyiragongo - an active volcano in eastern Congo
Belgian Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zaire - a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
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2002 - The volcano Nyiragongo in eastern Congo erupts, forcing most of the 500,000 residents of the nearby city of Goma to flee.
Photographer Ian Plant from Minnesota, USA, caught the spectacle after spending six hours hiking to the top of the 11,382-foot Nyiragongo volcano.
Explorer Chris Horsley spent the night on a ledge 300 metres below the peak of Mount Nyiragongo in Congo with fellow adventurers Geoff Mackley and Bradley Ambrose.
Although the primary goal of the new project is to improve food security in the DRC, it will also increase incomes of participating smallholder farmers living in the territories of Beni, Lubero, Rutshuru, Nyiragongo and Masisi in the province of North Kivu.
The quake raised concerns about Mount Nyiragongo, which is north of Goma and is Africa's most active volcano.
In 2002, an eruption of Nyiragongo, a volcano located 20 kilometers north of town, destroyed a fifth of the city, leaving tens of thousands of people homeless and depositing lava that's still being used as a building material.
Geologists are keeping an eye on Mount Nyiragongo, an active Congolese volcano that sits perilously close to a growing city.
After five days of sweaty investigation, I conclude that the Burundian poet Shinanziri Adams was right in his simple description of the lava-ravaged city beneath Mount Nyiragongo, writing in his succinct couplet titled "Goma": "Goma est chaud.
In North Kivu, the Banyarwanda are thus mainly found in Rutshuru, Masisi and Nyiragongo territories as well as in the city of Goma and its surroundings.
In 2002, he was in Goma in July helping those who had lost everything when the volcano Mount Nyiragongo erupted six months earlier.
MOUNT NYIRAGONGO: Mount Nyiragongo is located in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.