Kolwezi (kōlwĕzˈē) [key], city (1984 pop. 416,122), Katanga province, SE Congo (Kinshasa). It is a center for copper and cobalt mining. There are copper-ore concentration plants, a zinc refinery, and a brewery. Rebels attacked the city in 1978, flooding the mines.
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