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Fizi is a territory in the Sud-Kivu Province in DR. Congo, bordering the South Kivu territories of Uvira, Mwenga and Shabunda to the North, Lake Tanganyika in the East, and the provinces Tanganyika in the South and Maniema in the West.

The predominant language in the territory is Kibembe. Some villages of Fizi are: Makobola, Kahama, Aseeci, Kwa Munene, Ilakala, Swima, Ake I, Ake II, Abeka, Mukwezi, Musenya, Atongo, Abûmbe, Ilela, Mgûle, Abondoki, Mboko, Lûûkyû, Mkangyaolo, Nundu, Bashiwaenge, Bashimweci, ‘Yonwe, Zimbwe, Lusambo, Atûngulû, Atondo, Losenda, Lulinda, Elemyonga, Mkolwe, Bûkû, Bitobolo, Lûbûmba, Atete, Lweba, Andale, Ekwena, Abela, Alûnja, Looe, Matongo, Mwemezi, Bomani( Baraka centre), Ebonjwa, Mwansombo, Mwambango, Mongemonge, Mwatembo, Akyûngwe, Akomba, Atanga. When you reach Atanga, there is a junction, turning left leads to Fizi as headquarters of the territory and left will give you the open side of Lake Tanganika shore. So Malinde is a junction village. Let me take you to the left side: Malinde, Mlongwe, Atalúkúlú, Isee, Sebele another junction here in Sebele village Right road will take to E’onde and will end up to Kazimia village where you have harbour. The left road heads to Nemba, Msombozi, Kisokwe, Manga, Rasi, Mizimu, Kalongwe, Dine, Ibwe la nyookye, Kahongo, Equateur, Bandundu, Bas Zaire, Lubomo, Lwambama, Mwayenga, Kalila, Bwenge, Lubilo, Hona, Mwajalúlú, Búma, Alamba, Kilumú, Kazimia. There is no access of road between Nemba to Kazimia, people use boats for transportation because most villages are built on shore and between mountains. Kazimia, Abumbwe, Nguma, Ekyoci, Lúandaki, Atuma, Ebamba, Ehingeci, Asaba, Msamba, Yúngú, Esanu, Sele, Akone, Mkongwe, Mande, Talama and the river Alela is the border of Fizi and Tanganyika province or Sud-Kivu province and Tanganyika Province.

Contents

  • 1 Geography
    • 1.1 Administrative division
    • 1.2 Towns
  • 2 History
  • 3 Politics
  • 4 Notes and references
  • 5 External links

Geography

The Fizi Territory is located in the South of the province, on the shore of Lake Tanganyika.

Administrative division

Collectivities within the Fizi territory include

  • N’Gangya
  • Lúlenge
  • M’tambala
  • Tangani’a
  • Itombwe

Towns

Baraka is the main town of Fizi Territory, composed of three municipalities (Baraka, Katanga and Kalundja). In 1892, it became the first entity in the urban model in the province of South Kivu.

History

The region has a long history of independence from Kinshasa. It was the location of the maquis set up by Laurent-Désiré Kabila in 1967, as well as the place where Laurent- Désiré Kabila raised his step son the current President Joseph Kabila in 1973 throughout much of the Second Congo War, the town was contested by numerous armed groups.

Politics

Fizi Territory is represented in the National Assembly by three deputies:

  • Amy Ambatobe (UDPS/TSHISEKEDI)
  • Munga Louise
  • Jean Kevin Jemsi (PANADER)