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Fizi
Fizi is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Fizi
Location in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Coordinates: 4°18′4″S 28°56′39″E / 4.30111°S 28.94417°E / -4.30111; 28.94417
Country Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Democratic Republic of the Congo
Admin. division Sud-Kivu
Government
 - Territory Administrator M. Mulenge Ayunwe Kibalo
Area
 - Total 41,745 km2 (16,117.8 sq mi)
Population
 - Total 405,255

Fizi is a territory and town in the province of Sud-Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located in the south of the province, on the shore of Lake Tanganyika. The region has had a long history of independence from Kinshasa. It was the location of the maquis set up by Laurent-Désiré Kabila in 1967,[1] as well as the birthplace of his son and current President Joseph Kabila. Throughout much of the Second Congo War, the town was disputed by numerous armed groups.[2]

The predominant language in the territory is Kiswahili.

Collectivities within the territory apparently include N'Gangya, Lùlenge, M'tambala, Tangani'a and Itombwe.

The FARDC's 115th Brigade is based at Kilembwe-Lulenge within the territory.[3]

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Anatomy & History of the Zaire-Congo Crises" by Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, usafricaonline.com, 19 November 1996
  2. ^ "Background Brief on the Current Situation in Kivu", IRIN, 10 September 1997 (hosted by africaaction.org); "Thousands of civilians victims of atrocities in the DRC", Amnesty International, 23 November 1998; and "DR Congo: Complex Emergency Situation Report #4 (FY 2004)", United States Agency for International Development, 20 August 2004 (hosted by reliefweb.int)
  3. ^ Radio Okapi, accessed September 2009

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Sud-Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Cities: Bukavu (capital) || Communes: Bagira, Ibanda, Kadutu, Kasha

Territories: Fizi, Idjwi, Kabare, Kalehe, Mwenga, Shabunda, Uvira, Walungu

Coordinates: 4°18′4″S 28°56′39″E / 4.30111°S 28.94417°E / -4.30111; 28.94417

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