from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Formerly E·lis·a·beth·ville (ĭ-lĭzˈə-bəth-vĭlˌ)Lubumbashi A city of southeast Congo (formerly Zaire) near the Zambia border. Founded in 1910, it was the center of a secessionist state during the 1960-1963 civil war. Population: 1,280,000.
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- proper n. A large city in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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- n. a city in southeastern Congo near the border with Zambia; a copper mining center; former name (until 1966) was Elisabethville
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While working in Lubumbashi, my companion was your book about the way our brain can fail to perceive the most obvious objects.
Many Chinese fortune seekers had hired African work gangs to dig for copper, sometimes even in Lubumbashi’s red-clay streets.
Gilbert Malemba N’Sakila, a former law-school dean in Lubumbashi, expressed similar doubts: The Chinese are not even making use of Congolese talent.
This question, which one hears almost everywhere, was addressed most powerfully by the Congolese lawyer I met in Lubumbashi.
Evidence of Chinese industry is not hard to find in Lubumbashi.
Forces of the Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo-Zaire seized Kasenga, 220 kilometers (137 miles) northeast of Lubumbashi, which is the capital of the mineral-rich Shaba region, rebel spokesman Ngembwe Kazadi said from Dar es Salaam,
Seko, closed in on Lubumbashi, which is near the border.
RCD Secretary General Azarias Ruberwa said a week ago the national dialogue could just as well be held in any demilitarised Congolese town, such as Lubumbashi, Mbuji-Mayi, Kinshasa or Mbandaka.
Beijing’s giant construction package, of course, is on an entirely different scale than the fly-by-night mine operations that have come and gone in Lubumbashi.
In the center of Lubumbashi, just off the roundabout with the old locomotive, I met with Kalej Nkand, director of the Congolese Central Bank for Katanga province.