Zaire River


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Noun1.Zaire River - a major African river (one of the world's longest)Zaire River - a major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic
Belgian Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zaire - a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
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Bonobos are restricted to humid forests and live south of the Zaire River in central Africa.
Unlike chimps, which can be found in several places, bonobos are indigenous to one specific area of central Africa, south 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.