[ boo-kah-voo ]
/ buˈkɑ vu /


a city in the E Democratic Republic of the Congo.


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Formerly Costermansville.
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Example sentences from the Web for bukavu

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

  • 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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