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Lubumbashi
Lubumbashi
Lubumbashi
(former names: Élisabethville (French) and  Elisabethstad (help·info) (Dutch)) in the southeastern part of Democratic Republic of the Congo, is the second-largest city in the country, the largest being the capital, Kinshasa. Lubumbashi
Lubumbashi
is the mining capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, acting as a hub for many of the country's biggest mining companies.[2] The copper-mining city serves as the capital of the relatively prosperous Katanga Province
Katanga Province
and is near the border with Zambia
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SS Elisabethville
A number of steamships have been named Elisabethville.SS Elisabethville (1910), torpedoed and sunk in 1917 SS Elisabethville (1921), scrapped in 1960See alsoMV Elisabethville, built 1949, gutted by fire in 1968 and scrapped in 1969This article includes a list of ships with the same or similar names. If an internal link for a specific ship led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended ship artic
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Roger Trinquier
Roger Trinquier (20 March 1908 – 11 January 1986) was a French Army officer during World War II, the First Indochina War
First Indochina War
and the Algerian War, serving mainly in airborne and special forces units. He was also a counter-insurgency theorist, mainly with his book Modern Warfare.Contents1 Early life 2 Indochina 3 Algeria 4 Later life 5 Modern Warfare 6 Popular culture 7 Bibliography 8 See also 9 References and notes 10 Further reading 11 External linksEarly life[edit] Roger Trinquier was born on 20 March 1908 in La Beaume, a small village in the Hautes-Alpes
Hautes-Alpes
department, to a peasant family. He studied at a one-room village school in his home village until 1920, when he entered the Ecole Normale of Aix-en-Provence
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History Of The Jews In Greece
Jews have been present in Greece since at least the fourth century BC. The oldest and the most characteristic Jewish group that has inhabited Greece are the Romaniotes, also known as "Greek Jews"
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Alliance Des Bakongo
The Alliance of Bakongo (French: Alliance des Bakongo, ABAKO) was a Congolese political party, headed by Joseph Kasa-Vubu, which emerged in the late 1950s as vocal opponent of Belgian colonial rule in what today is the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Additionally, the organization served as the major ethno-religious organization for the Bakongo and became closely intertwined the Kimbanguist Church which was extremely popular in the lower Congo. Because of its long exposure to the West and rich heritage of messianic unrest, the lower Congo region, homeland of the Kongo people, was the first area to emerge as a focal point of militantly anti-Belgian sentiment and activity. ABAKO and Kasa-Vubu spearheaded ethnic nationalism there and in 1956 issued a manifesto calling for immediate independence
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Benedictine Order
The Order of Saint Benedict
Order of Saint Benedict
(OSB; Latin: Ordo Sancti Benedicti), also known – in reference to the colour of its members' habits – as the Black Monks, is a Catholic religious order
Catholic religious order
of independent monastic communities that observe the Rule of Saint Benedict. Each community (monastery, priory or abbey) within the order maintains its own autonomy, while the order itself represents their mutual interests
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The Birtley Belgians
The Birtley Belgians emigrated from Belgium to Birtley in what is now Gateshead, Tyne & Wear but was then County Durham (Britain) during World War I to create an armaments factory. In the early stages of the War, British authorities realised that the national armaments production would not produce the number and quality needed to fight the German Imperial Army. A 1915 shell shortage was reported in the papers, and the ensuing crisis contributed to bringing down the government of H.H. Asquith. The new government commissioned armament factories throughout Britain, although the challenge of staffing these factories remained high
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Bahá'í Faith
The Bahá'í Faith
Faith
(/bəˈhɑːiː, -ˈhaɪ/; Persian: بهائی‎ Bahā'i) is a religion teaching the essential worth of all religions, and the unity and equality of all people.[1] Established by Bahá'u'lláh
Bahá'u'lláh
in 1863, it initially grew in Iran
Iran
(Persia) and parts of the Middle East, where it has faced ongoing persecution since its inception.[2] Currently it has between 5 and 7 million adherents, known as Bahá'ís, spread out into most of the world's countries and territories.[3][note 1] It grew from the mid-19th-century Bábí religion, whose founder taught that God
God
would soon send a prophet in the manner of Jesus
Jesus
or Muhammad.[4] In 1863, after being banished from his native Iran, Bahá'u'lláh
Bahá'u'lláh
announced that he was this prophet
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Moise Tshombe
Moïse Kapenda Tshombe (sometimes written Tshombé) (10 November 1919 – 29 June 1969) was a Congolese businessman and politician. He served as the president of the secessionist State of Katanga
State of Katanga
from 1960 to 1963 and as prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1964 to 1965.Contents1 Early life 2 Political career 3 Independence leader 4 Later life 5 Death and legacy 6 Honours 7 Citations 8 References 9 Further reading 10 External linksEarly life[edit] A member of the Lunda tribes, Tshombe was born near Musumba, Belgian Congo, the son of a successful businessman
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Alliance Of Democratic Forces For The Liberation Of Congo
The Alliance of Democratic Forces
Alliance of Democratic Forces
for the Liberation of Congo-Zaire (AFDL or ADFLC) was a coalition of Rwandan, Ugandan, Burundian and selected some Congolese dissidents, disgruntled minority groups and nations that toppled Mobutu Sese Seko
Mobutu Sese Seko
and brought Laurent-Désiré Kabila to power in the First Congo War
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Kafue River
The Kafue
Kafue
River is the longest river lying wholly within Zambia
Zambia
at about 1,600 kilometres (990 mi) long.[1] Its water is used for irrigation and for hydroelectric power.[2] It is the largest tributary of the Zambezi,[3] and of Zambia's principal rivers, it is the most central and the most urban. More than 50% of Zambia's population live in the Kafue
Kafue
River Basin and of these around 65% are urban.[1] It has a mean flow rate of 320 m³/s through its lower half, with high seasonal variations
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Catholic Church
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.29 billion members worldwide.[4] As one of the oldest religious institutions in the world, it has played a prominent role in the history and development of Western civilisation.[5] Headed by the Bishop of Rome, known as the Pope, the church's doctrines are summarised in the Nicene Creed
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Bahá'í World Centre
The Bahá'í World Centre
Bahá'í World Centre
is the name given to the spiritual and administrative centre of the Bahá'í Faith.[1] The World Centre consists of the Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh
Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh
near Acre, Israel, the Shrine of the Báb
Báb
and its gardens on Mount Carmel
Mount Carmel
in Haifa, Israel, and various other buildings in the area including the Arc buildings.[1] Much of the international governance and coordination of the Bahá'í Faith occurs at the Bahá'í World Centre. These include decisions that affect the religion on a global level, and the study and translation of the Bahá'í holy writings. The Universal House of Justice, representing the supreme governing body of the Bahá'í Faith, resides in Haifa
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Jews
Jews
Jews
(Hebrew: יְהוּדִים‬ ISO 259-3 Yehudim, Israeli pronunciation [jehuˈdim]) or Jewish people are an ethnoreligious group[12] and a nation[13][14][15] originating from the Israelites,[16][17][18] or Hebrews,[19][20] of the Ancient Near East. Jewish ethnicity, nationhood, and religion are strongly interrelated,[21] as
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Ecclesiastical Province
An ecclesiastical province is a general term for one of the basic forms of jurisdiction in Christian
Christian
Churches with traditional hierarchical structure, including Western Christianity
Christianity
and Eastern Christianity. In general, ecclesiastical province is consisted of several dioceses (or eparchies), one of them being the archdiocese (or archeparchy), headed by metropolitan bishop or archbishop who has ecclesiastical jurisdiction over all other bishops of the province. In the Greco-Roman world, ecclesia (Greek ἐκκλησίᾱ, ekklēsiā ( Latin
Latin
ecclesia) meaning "congregation, church") was used to refer to a lawful assembly, or a called legislative body
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Jehovah's Witnesses
Jehovah's Witnesses
Jehovah's Witnesses
is a millenarian restorationist Christian denomination with nontrinitarian beliefs distinct from mainstream Christianity.[4] The group reports a worldwide membership of more than 8.45 million adherents involved in evangelism and an annual Memorial attendance of more than 20 million.[3] Jehovah's Witnesses are directed by the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses, a group of elders in Warwick, New York, which establishes all doctrines[5] based on its interpretations of the Bible.[6][7] They believe that the destruction of the present world system at Armageddon is imminent, and that the establishment of
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