American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- See Kinshasa.
- n. the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Congo river opposite Brazzaville
“He appeared in Leopoldville with other Prime Ministers of Africa to criticize the policy of Belgium and the United Kingdom in relation to Katanga, and attempted to exercise pressure there to draw Katanga into a union of the Commonwealth.”
“Two universities were created, one in Leopoldville, another in Elizabethville.”
““I mean civilized cannibalism – right here in Leopoldville.””
“Of course, the Belgian authorities had known before that all had not been going well in Leopoldville.”
“Leopoldville, which is situated about ten miles away and the capital of the Congo-Kasai Province, was expected to become the center of white life and enterprise in this vicinity.”
“They built large, beautiful and modern cities, such as Leopoldville, Stanleyville, and Eliazbethville, with separate sections for whites and blacks.”
“A statistical analysis suggested that Group M had relatively slow growth in the first half of the twentieth century -- a time when colonial centers such as Leopoldville had been established and were beginning to grow, the researchers said.”
“HIV was and remains a "relatively poorly transmitted" virus, he said, so the key to the success of the virus was possibly the development of cities such as Leopoldville in the early”
“Laurent Kabila, who had last been in the capital in the 1960s when it was still Leopoldville, and didn't recognize the place, was the new president.”
“His 2000 depiction of Belgium's Baudouin I titled "Mwana Kitoko," or Beautiful Boy, the nickname given to him by the Congolese shows the monarch arriving in Leopoldville looking like a hapless adolescent, with a uniform almost comically too big for him and a callow, expressionless face.”
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