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  • n. a city in southwestern Congo; former name (until 1966) was Luluabourg


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  • Unfortunately, what were major concessions in Brussels were already too little, too late in LĂ©opoldville, Luluabourg, and Stanleyville.

    Archive 2004-11-01

  • Belgian colony of Luluabourg, in the district of Lualaba-Kassai, the chief town of which is Lusambo, residence of the district commissioner.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • He was ordained priest 20 November, 1887, arrived in the Congo in 1888, at Luluabourg in 1891, and in 1904 was placed at the head of the newly created prefecture Apostolic.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Luluabourg to commence the evangelization of these regions, eleven residences have been established.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • When the two harassed leaders took off from Luluabourg and headed for Stanleyville, they never made it: a Belgian crew member overheard Lumumba say he wanted to break off diplomatic relations with Belgium, and the Belgian pilot turned the plane toward Leopoldville, where Ndjili Airport was in the hands of Belgian paratroops. Top Stories


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  • This is why, back in the day when Word Net was the only dictionary source available, we used to refer to it as Weird Net.

    May 20, 2016

  • I can just imagine the fierce debate about changing the name :-/

    May 20, 2016