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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, by Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja,, 19 November 1996 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., IRIN, 10 September 1997 (hosted by; , Amnesty International, 23 November 1998; and , United States Agency for International Development, 20 August 2004 (hosted by

The predominant language in the territory is Swahili.

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

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

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