Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Part of Nationale 2, main road in Beni
|Country||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|• Mayor||Jules Nungwana|
It is home to a market, an airport and the Christian Bilingual University of Congo (UCBC). As of 2013 it had an estimated population of 231,952. Beni contains four communes, or municipalities: Beni, Bungulu, Ruwenzori and Muhekera.
Beni's mayor was in 2007 Jules Mungwana Kasereka, since Julien Kahongya was elevated to Governor of Nord-Kivu.
Between October 2014 and May 2016 over 500 people died in a series of attacks on Beni and its surrounding area that have been attributed to Ugandan Islamist rebels.
The Beni massacre occurred here in August 2016.
- Institut National de la Statistique (November 2014). "Superficie et Densité de la Population en 2013". Bulletin Annuel des Statistiques Sociales, Province du Nord-Kivu (2013): 19.
- JeuneOnline CONGO Archived July 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- Congo police arrest at least four activists protesting massacres, SABC, 14 May 2016. Accessed 17 May 2016.
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