from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Formerly Ka·tan·ga (kə-tängˈgə, -tăngˈ-)Shaba A region of southeast Congo (formerly Zaire) bordering on Zambia. It proclaimed itself the republic of Katanga in 1960 and seceded from the rest of the country. The insurrection was put down in 1963 with the aid of United Nations troops.


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  • One such pretext was the liberation of an area known as the Shaba Farms near Mount Hermon.

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  • The region now known as Shaba twice tried to break away from Zaire in the 1970s.

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  • It said two military leaders from the former secessionist province of Katanga, now known as Shaba province, were in Zambia meeting with Zairian refugees who fled across the border throughout

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  • Portuguese explorers in the first decade of the 19th century reported on the kingdom of Kazembe, which occupied the part of Zaire now called Shaba or Katanga Province.

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  • "That is a venture," I said, "surely of interest to both a geographer, such as Shaba, and a Ubar, such as Bila Huruma."

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  • "Shaba" as the player is affectionately known has been on song for both club and country.


  • "Shaba," said Bila Huruma, "asked me to extend to you his thanks and apologies.

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  • "Shaba," I said, "told me that he had used you for his purposes.

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  • MOTTAKI: We -- we support the return of Shaba Farm (ph).

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  • The payments were a workplace programme aimed at improving nutrition to allow "people to respond to treatment quickly," Shaba said.

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