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A headstream of the Congo River, rising in southeast Democratic Republic of the Congo and flowing about 1,800 km (1,100 mi) north to the Boyoma (formerly Stanley) Falls, a series of seven cataracts southeast of Kisangani.


(Placename) a river in the SE Democratic Republic of Congo, rising in Katanga province and flowing north as the W headstream of the River Congo. Length: about 1800 km (1100 miles)


(ˌlu ɑˈlɑ bɑ)

a river in the SE Democratic Republic of the Congo: a headstream of the Zaire (Congo) River. 400 mi. (645 km) long.
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s (KCC) copper and cobalt mine in Lualaba Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
9) The assassination of the Sumba warlord Mushiri, who had established himself in the southern region of the Lualaba using links to Zanzibari slavers, ultimately ushered in Belgian rule in the Congo.
Underscoring this problem, in early 2016 the special commissioner of Lualaba province began a campaign to restore the share of taxes levied at the border be- tween Zambia and the DRC that the province lost when it was split from Katanga.
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Hamed bin Muhammed, known as Tippu Tip--whose story Aziz recounts to Yusuf while sojourning in Tayari (P 130-33) (26) and whose biography supplies the novel with some of its historical information--controlled the area east of Lake Tanganyika as far as Kasongo, upriver on the Lualaba from Stanley Falls, site of Conrad's Inner Station.
GIZ IS will strengthen service delivery in 21 health zones in three remote health districts in South Maniema, Lualaba and Haut-Katanga.
This type of basket-weir is still used in the DRC, notably by the Wagena tribe on the Lualaba River
But his geographic discoveries in southern and central Africa--including Victoria Falls, Lake Nyasa, and the Lualaba River (the Upper Congo)--made him famous in Europe.
1): (I) The Albertine Highlands ecoregion has a tropical, wet climate and is characterized by rivers and streams connected to the Lualaba River; (II) The Cuvette Central ecoregion has an equatorial wet climate and consists of moist forest rivers.
The slave-trading networks extended far into the interior, to Lozi (Barotseland) and, beyond the Lualaba, to Garenganze and further east as far as the Great Lakes region.
Variously called Lualaba, Nzadi or Nzere by the native Africans who lived on its banks (Nzere means "the river that swallows all rivers" because of its many tributaries, and on the Portuguese tongue, Nzere became Zaire), the Congo and the huge territory it flowed through was a jewel any colonialist would die for.
At least 14 people died in September after their boat sank on an isolated stretch of the Lualaba river in the southern province of Katanga.