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/ buˈkɑ vu /
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a city in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Formerly Cos·ter·mans·ville [kos-ter-muhnz-vil, kaw-ster-] /ˈkɒs tər mənzˌvɪl, ˈkɔ stər-/ .
Words nearby Bukavu
built-up, built-up roof, Buisson, Buitenzorg, Bujumbura, Bukavu, bukh, Bukhara, Bukhara rug, Bukharin, bukkake
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How to use Bukavu in a sentence
As travel opens up, members will also be invited to take part in special events such as the Gorilla Highlands Mega Trek, an epic multi-week transboundary journey from Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda to Bukavu in Congo, scheduled for December.In East Africa, mountain gorillas and a new paradigm for wildlife travel|Henry Wismayer|April 23, 2021|Washington Post
Its ambition: to open a permanent media center and a women radio station in Bukavu.The Solution Is in Your Hands|Ronnie Cho|March 2, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The road from the Rwanda-Congo border to Bukavu—a war-torn city on the southeastern edge of Lake Kivu—was almost impassable.Congo's Feminist Fight|Linda Bird Francke|July 7, 2010|DAILY BEAST
The first survivor she met, at Panzi hospital in Bukavu, became the first rape interview she broadcast over the airwaves.Congo's Anti-Rape Crusader|Delphine Minoui|June 28, 2010|DAILY BEAST
The Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, is a Christian hospital founded by Dr. Denis Mukwege in 1999.Take Action!|The Daily Beast|March 8, 2010|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for Bukavu
/ (buːˈkɑːvuː) /
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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