Mis imágenes ….desde África… / My pictures….. from África…..
Estoy viviendo en Bukavu , por unos dos meses y éstas son mis imágenes de éste maravilloso lugar, con su cadencias y decadencias, su gente , sus olores, sus colores ….así es la vida en Sud-Kivu y en países limitrofes ….enjoy….
I’m living in Bukavu, for about two months and these are my pictures of this wonderful place, with its cadences and decadence, its people, its smells, its colors …. that’s life in Sud-Kivu and neighboring countries. … enjoy ….
Bukavu is a city in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), lying at the extreme south-eastern extent of Lake Kivu, west of Cyangugu in Rwanda, and separated from it by the outlet of the Ruzizi River. It is the capital of the Sud-Kivu province and as of 2009 it had an estimated population of 241,690., with another 250,000 people living in the surrounding towns and villages.
- Kahuzi-Biéga National Park, a World Heritage Site and one of two homes of the Eastern Lowland Gorilla, is close to the city and can be accessed from the road to Kavumu. The park headquarters at Tshivanga is located 31 km from Bukavu.
- Women continue to face major problems of violence in the wake of war in the eastern DRC. Fondation chirezi in August 2007 launched a project for women’s trauma healing and care, based in BukavuWomen continue to face major problems of violence in the wake of war in the eastern DRC. Fondation chirezi in August 2007 launched a project for women’s trauma healing and care, based in Bukavu
- Bukavu has numerous lakeside wharves and boat transport is used extensively in the Congolese waters of the lake in the absence of well maintained roads.
- Kavumu Airport (ICAO code:FZMA, IATA code: BKY) located about 30 kilometres north is the domestic airport for Bukavu.