- former name of Shaba.
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He spans the whole period of Katanga development for he first arrived in 1909.
When the railway from the Katanga is constructed its prestige will increase.
Eight days south of Katanga, the natives declare the fountains to be.How I Found Livingstone
Henry M. Stanley
Only last year twelve Boer wagons appeared upon the Katanga border and were, contrary to all international law, warned off.The Crime of the Congo
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
It will also provide a shorter outlet to Europe for the copper in the Katanga district of the Congo.
- a region of SE Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre): site of a secessionist movement during the 1960s and again in 1993; important for hydroelectric power and rich mineral resources (copper and tin ore). Pop: estimates vary between 4 000 000 (1998) and 8 000 000 (2006). Area: 496 964 sq km (191 878 sq miles)Former name (1972–97): Shaba
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