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- noun a city in southeastern Congo near the border with Zambia; a copper mining center; former name (until 1966) was Elisabethville
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It used to be known as Elisabethville when Zaire was a colony of Belgium, and it remains a strategic crossroads between all Zaire and the south of the African continent.
On July 11, 1961, the Independent State of Katanga celebrated the first anniversary of its independence by opening an 'International Trade Fair' at Elisabethville.
Another said he was under house arrest near Elisabethville.
One description of his arrival in Elisabethville said he had been severely beaten by Katangese gendarmerie.
At Elisabethville, capital of the secessionist province of Katanga, the plane was denied permission to land.