American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- See Shaba.
- n. A region in southeastern Congo, originally conquered by the Congo Free State (owned by the Belgian king, not his European state) but administered as a corporate mining concession.
- n. Since 1910, an autonomous part of the Belgian colony Congo.
- n. Since 1933, a regular province, until 1947 however named after its capital: Elisabethstad in Dutch or Elisabethville in French.
- n. In 1960 a unilaterally declared independent state; in 1961-63 reconquered by Congo and reorganized in three provinces until 1966; renamed Shaba 1972-1997 as part of president Mobutu's Zairization.
“The mine, in Katanga Province, has been fraught with problems since early 2009, when Congo's government said Freeport had failed to meet the requirements of its mining-license review.”
“Furthermore, the speed with which the Chinese SOEs reached a deal is striking by comparison to a mine in Katanga Province that Freeport recently opened -- Tenke Fungurume Mining Sarl -- which took more than a decade to finance and get off the ground.”
“He handed him over to his enemies in Katanga and * they* killed him.”
“Mobutu handed Lumumba over to his enemies in Katanga and they killed him.”
“(1925-1961), African political leader who supported strong central government, was out of office two months later and eventually imprisoned in Katanga; killed there in 1961 by parties still unknown, he was considered a martyr by his followers.”
“(1919-1969), African political leader whose Opposition to strong central government resulted in Katanga's secession from the”
“These are the only maps that reflect reasonably accurate surveys of Congo’s underground, and they want to use them for development plans in Katanga and elsewhere.”
“Rua, at a place called Katanga, is rich in copper.”
“Kibila, an enemy of Zairean President Mobutu Sese Seko for more than 30 years, is a native of Shaba province known as Katanga province when the then Congo was under Belgian rule.”
“Hence these governments openly and shamelessly gave military assistance consisting of personnel and equipment to the traitorous Tshombe regime in Katanga.”
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