Congo River


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Congo River

A river of central Africa flowing about 4,700 km (2,920 mi) north, west, and southwest through the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the Atlantic Ocean. Its remotest tributaries rise in northern Zambia. For much of its latter course the river forms the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo.
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Noun1.Congo River - a major African river (one of the world's longest)Congo 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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The tallest building in the Gombe area, the hotel's twenty-two floors offer elevated views over the Congo River and the capital cities of Kinshasa and Brazzaville, Republic of Congo which sits across the river.
The tallest building in the Gombe area, the hotel's twenty two floors offer elevated views over the Congo River and the capital cities of Kinshasa and Brazzaville, Republic of Congo which sits across the river.
In 2015, more than 100 people were declared missing after two boats collided on the Congo River in 2015, according to the World Health Organization.
All these will be rehabilitated, and every form of international help is welcome.' On the recharge of Lake Chad through inter-basin water transfer from Congo River, President Buhari said climate change was quite real to the region, noting that no fewer than 30 million people are negatively affected by the shrinking lake, with at least half of them being Nigerians.
In non-hot spot provinces, 2 major recurrent outbreaks occurred along the Congo River, the first in 2011-2012 and the second in 2015-2017.
Previously, more than 100 people were declared missing after two boats collided on the Congo River in 2015.
Many were killed as they tried to cross the Congo River. Others were burnt alive in their homes," a U.N.
The transit along the Congo River is also time competitive - it takes just eight hours from the Banana Roads, at the head of the Congo River, upstream to Matadi, compared to approximately five hours by road when optimum conditions are available.
Thousands of people were reportedly displaced by the violence, including an estimated 16,000 people who sought refuge by crossing the Congo river into the neighbouring Republic of Congo.
The fight against Ebola has advanced more in recent years since it was discovered near the Congo River in 1976, but rumours, misinformation and a preference for traditional medical practices have hampered the roll-out of effective treatments during the current outbreak.
An unforeseen perk were the lazy Sunday afternoons on the veranda overlooking the Congo River with the Dumonts, sometimes other visitors, and the chimps.