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Kijuju (キジュジュ?) is a city in an unnamed West African country, and the capital of the Kijuju Autonomous Zone.

History

When Kijuju was established is uncertain, though the prevalence of English over French in the region suggests it was at one time under the control of a British colony. Throughout the 2000s, the country fell into a long and destructive civil war which resulted in the government's overthrow with an unstable and ineffectual leadership which held extreme nationalistic beliefs.[1][2] Though Kijuju and the wider Kijuju Autonomous Zone was spared from the worst elements of the war, the government's rhetoric was quickly commandeered by civilians harbouring deeply xenophobic views, leading to an increase in racist graffiti and attacks on foreigner by 2008.[2] During this time, an Islamist group including soldiers in its ranks secured the purchase of Type-2 Plagas from Tricell,[3] which they dispersed around the city to recruit a rebel army. By the start of 2009 Kijuju was thrown into chaos once more with mobs of rebel recruits - dubbed the "Majini" - resulting in the sealing of much of the city behind a quarantine wall. The UN mission in Kijuju, spearheaded by the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance, led to an escalation of violence in the city as Tricell's B.O.W.s were deployed to aid the rebels. With the BSAA suffering intense casualties,[4] the UN or national government authorised an aerial bombing of the city to put down resistance. Over the following weeks, the NGO TerraSave entered the city to rescue survivors, encountering continued resistance from Majini rebels.[5] Rather than continue fighting, the Army abandoned the Majini behind the quarantine walls, and the city was effectively abandoned.

Geography

Kijuju is built up on the eastern shore of an estuary, with the city divided by a river flowing westwards from the savannah, which stretched from the eastern and southern borders. To the north is a series of mountains where mining was conducted. In the city itself, the more developed side was south of the river, and was where the hotels and businesses were as well as warehouses. A shanty town was built up on the north side, beyond the port, which saw considerably destruction either during the civil war or in the uprising.

Economy

Kijuju had a thriving and diverse economy before the civil war. Located at the mouth of an estuary leading out to sea, Kijuju supported a harbour and was either an importer or exporter of coffee beans. Due to the estuary's shallow waters, vessels arriving were small in size and likely private boats.[6] To the north was a quarry which employed a great deal of locals as well as migrant workers, attracting with it additional revenue. To the city's east lay oil-rich marshlands where an oil field was built and likely employed from the city. While the oil field was untouched by the civil war, the quarry was affected by the destruction of the city's industrial zone and its freight hub which was still not repaired at the time of the BSAA operation.[6]

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Sources

  1. Resident Evil 5 (2009), file: "Welcome to Africa".
  2. 2.0 2.1 BSAA Remote Desktop, file: "Reynard_Mail_bk".
  3. BSAA Remote Desktop, file: "Photo in Kijuju".
  4. Resident Evil 5 (2009), scene: "Delta Team's Distress".
  5. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (2014), scene: "Rendezvous".
  6. 6.0 6.1 BSAA Remote Desktop, file: "Case No. 849276".