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(ˌlu əˈpu lə)

a river in S central Africa, flowing E and N along the border between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Lake Mweru. ab. 300 mi. (485 km) long.
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The Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines-Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH) will endow US$15 million in agro-business on the Copperbelt and Luapula regions as scheduled part of its economic diversification venture, that is hoped to develop employments.
A Chinese-built $14 million bridge across the vast Luapula River connects Zambia with its neighbour, the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In Zambia, a total of 22 samples, 21 of dried chips and 1 of flour, each weighing 1 kg, were collected in April 2009 from farmers and market places in Mansa and Mwense districts in Luapula province, Kasama and Luwingu districts in Northern province, Kabompo and Solwezi districts in Northwestern province, Kaoma and Lukulu districts in Western province and Ndola district in Copperbelt province.
The Finnish government is working on a small project to help to implement IFMIS in the Luapula Province.
Today Chankwakwa employs 232 farmers to harvest fruits and vegetables, with one group working near the processing plant in Kabwe and another in the Luapula Province, about 700 kilometres away.
Working with eyecare charity, Vision Aid Overseas, Specsavers raised enough to fund not only the teaching facility, but also two vision centres in the country's Central and Luapula provinces.
availability with Chiefs in the Luapula area of the country.
The study was conducted in Mansa, a rural town in Luapula Province of Zambia.
V) is pleased to advise that it has acquired a 49% equity position in Luapula Mineral Ltd, a Zambian registered company which has legal title to 1,000 hectare Prospecting Permit (10 sq kms) within the Luapula area.
Their parents fished along the Luapula river and cultivated seasonal crops on subsistence smallholdings, so purchasing expensive textbooks was out of the question.