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  • noun A city in southern Democratic Republic of the Congo; capital of Kasai-Oriental province.


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  • The rebels, backed by their Ugandan and Rwandan allies, were moving in a pincer movement from Kisangani on Mbuji-Mayi, which is

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Abuja, Bamako, Luanda, Lubumbashi and Nairobi are all expected to grow by between 47% and 50% in the next decade, while Dar es Salaam, Kampala, Mbuji-Mayi and Niamey are projected to grow between 50% and 57% .

    Africa warned of 'slum' cities danger as its population passes 1bn

  • According to MONUC, Mbuji-Mayi is filthy and smelly, plagued by sicknesses ranging from mange to malaria and has no budget to pay for food and health care for those detained.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • And despite MONUC's efforts, conditions at Mbuji-Mayi - where 398 people, including 11 women, are detained in an institution build to house only 100 - remain "appalling," the UN said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Gertler and gang won majority rights to the diamonds from the state mining company, Société Minière de Bakwange, MIBA, found near the government-controlled town of Mbuji-Mayi, the rough diamond capital of the world.

    The Gertler Steinmetz Bling Bang Torah Gang

  • Kemal Saiki said at a press conference in Kinshasa, as he announced the death of 16 prisoners or detainees at the Mbuji-Mayi prison between

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Kabila will cede control of government mines at Mbuji-Mayi, his main source of hard currency; South Africa will supervise sales, which have slumped by more than half as a result of currency controls Kabila imposed.

    Will It Be Peace In Congo?

  • Republic of Congo, which had sought to improve conditions at Mbuji-Mayi by working with local and religious authorities - and had established

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "The potential of the Congo is immense," says MikeMutombo of the state-controlled MIBA company, which has a monopoly on diamond mining in the Mbuji-Mayi area but is unable to meet its own payroll because nearly all of its profits are siphoned off by the government.

    Diamond in the Rough

  • Mbuji-Mayi is a dramatic example of the country's woes: With a population of at least 3.3 million, it's probably the biggest city in the world with no running water.

    Diamond in the Rough


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