Colonel John Blashford-Snell is one of the worlds most renowned and respected explorers, organizing and leading over seventy expeditions including an exploration of the infamous Blue Nile, making the first vehicle crossing of the Darien Gap, and navigating all 2700 miles of the Zaire River
, the last two having environmental, medical and scientific objectives.
By the turn of the century the rubber trade in Portuguese Congo had been redirected from the Atlantic coast, where trade had formerly concentrated in Ambrizete, further north to the Zaire River
Bonobos are restricted to humid forests and live south of the Zaire River
in central Africa.
The first expedition with which Brown was significantly involved was the Zaire River
Expedition 1974-75, led by Colonel John Blashford-Snell.
Unlike chimps, which can be found in several places, bonobos are indigenous to one specific area of central Africa, south of the Zaire River
Stanley took up his quest in 1874, when he started to explore the basins of Lake Victoria and Lake Albert and later the basin of the Zaire River
The various units of the AFOL advanced both northwards along the Ugandan border and westwards toward the head of the navigable part of the Zaire River
The first war that one drives through after heading east from Kisangani, the dilapidated port on the Zaire River
in the center of the country, is the fight of which the young rebel spoke: the efforts by the rebels to track down and kill hard-line Rwandan Hutus who are on the run from their own government and from the Alliance of Democratic forces for the Liberation of Congo, the rebel group that controls a growing share of Zaire.
His choice of transport is by water, steaming aimlessly up and down the vast Zaire river
aboard his floating palace, the Kamanyola, named after a village in which he was shot during the Congo civil war in the mid-Sixties.
One reason the electrical authorities are so excited by this theoretical possibility, is that the hydro scheme at the Inga Falls on the Zaire River
could produce between 50,000 and 120,000 megawatts.