Kivu is a named after the Lake Kivu region in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which comprises the two provinces of North Kivu and Sud- Kivu and Maniema in a broader sense.

The inhabitants of the region are called Kivutier (French Kivutien ).


In the first and second Congo war from 1996 to 2003 and then in the Kivu war fighting in the Kivu region, the Rassemblement Congolais pour la Démocratie - rebels, the Mai-Mai militia and forces from the neighboring countries of Rwanda and Uganda.

  • Geography (Democratic Republic of Congo)