|Country||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Elevation||1,150 ft (350 m)|
|Time zone||Kinshasa Time (UTC+1)|
Oshwe is a community in Mai-Ndombe District of Bandundu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It is the headquarters of Oshwe Territory. The town lies on the Lukenie River. The estimated population as of 2012 was 22,576. The town is served by Oshwe Airport (ICAO: FZBD) at an elevation of 1,150 feet (350 m).
In September 2010 hundreds of people demonstrated against SODEFOR (Société de Développement Forestier), a subsidiary of Nordsudtimber of Liechtenstein. They were demanding a halt to industrial logging in the region, which degrades the rainforest on which the community depends without bringing benefits to the impoverished community.
In 2012, the Oshwe radio station converted to more reliable solar power and increased its antenna height, allowing it to broadcast information to other villages within a 100 kilometres (62 mi) radius.
- "Oshwe Airport Information". International Air Charter. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
- "Bandundu: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on December 5, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
- Blaes, X. (October 2008). "Découpage administratif de la République Démocratique du Congo" (PDF). UNOCHA and PNUD. Retrieved 2011-11-22.
- HERE Maps - Oshwe
- "Greenpeace witnesses DRC’s Oshwe Communities Protest Against Logging Company". Greenpeace. September 23, 2010. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
- "Solar-Powered Community Radio!". Greenpeace. July 11, 2012. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
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