a city in the E Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Formerly Costermansville.
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Contemporary Examples of bukavu

  • Its ambition: to open a permanent media center and a women radio station in Bukavu.

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    The Solution Is in Your Hands

    Ronnie Cho

    March 2, 2011

  • The road from the Rwanda-Congo border to Bukavu—a war-torn city on the southeastern edge of Lake Kivu—was almost impassable.

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    Congo's Feminist Fight

    Linda Bird Francke

    July 7, 2010

  • The first survivor she met, at Panzi hospital in Bukavu, became the first rape interview she broadcast over the airwaves.

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    Congo's Anti-Rape Crusader

    Delphine Minoui

    June 28, 2010

  • The Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, is a Christian hospital founded by Dr. Denis Mukwege in 1999.

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    Take Action!

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    March 8, 2010

British Dictionary definitions for bukavu



a port in E Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre), on Lake Kivu: commercial and industrial centre. Pop: 294 000 (2005 est)Former name (until 1966): Costermansville
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