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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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We owe this to the 200 million Africans who live in the Congo River Basin; we owe it to our Continent.
Found only in the eastern Congo River basin, the bonobo is a relative of which animal?
The first presentation of the 10 blocks, 7 of which are located in the Kwanza River Basin and the others in the Congo River basin, these reserves are estimated to hold at least 7 billion barrels of oil.
(5)) Quickly overrunning the camps, the RPA began to pursue the armed militias westward into the Congo River basin. As this happened, Mobutu ordered Zairian military forces to oppose the intruders and the dynamics of the mission changed; the Rwandans found themselves actively opposing another country's armed forces.6 Rather than backing away, the Rwandans took their coalition of forces, which by now included Ugandans, Zairian Banyamulenge (an ethnic group closely related to Rwandan Tutsis), Burundians, and rebel Congolese army and militiamen--including one Laurent Desire Kabila--and moved farther west toward Kinshasa.
The Congolese forests are under threat from deforestation, with the UN estimating that 2/3 of the Congo River Basin forest will disappear by 2040.
Several Bantu kingdoms--notably those of the Kongo, the Loango, and the Teke--built trade links leading into the Congo River basin. The first European contacts came in the late 15th century, and commercial relationships were quickly established with the kingdoms--trading for slaves captured in the interior.
The first hotspot was around Goma in North Kivu (including Goma and Kirotshe health districts; Figure 3); the second hotspot was around Bukavu in the north of South Kivu (Bukavu and Katana health districts); the third hotspot was in Uvira, in the south of South Kivu (Uvira health district); the fourth hotspot was around Kalemie, near Lake Tanganyika in Katanga (Kalemie and Nyemba health districts); and the fifth hotspot was in the Upper Congo River Basin in Katanga (Bukama, Butumba, Kinkondja, Kabondo-Dianda, Malemba-Nkulu, Lwamba, Mukanga and Mulongo health districts).
For a year, perhaps longer, I will kick around less-traveled parts of Africa, helping to provide nongovernmental organizations, international organizations, contractors, peacekeepers, governments, oil and mining companies, and others with "life support systems" in remote areas of southern Sudan, the Congo River basin, the Nuba Mountains, Darfur, the Rift Valley, the Horn of Africa's deserts, West Africa's tropical forests and other distant horizons.
No wonder Stanley's charting of the Congo River Basin increased European interest in Africa dramatically, as it removed the last bit of "unknown territory" (or "terra incognita") in the minds of the Europeans.
country central Africa consisting of most of Congo River basin E of lower Congo River; capital, Kinshasa
Kekele is a Lingala word (Lingala being the lingua franca of the Congos) for a fibrous vine that climbs trees in the tropical forests of the Congo River basin. Ropes woven from Kekele are still used in some places to build makeshift bridges across forest streams.
Deep in the heart of the Congo River Basin, the tropical forest is lush and full of life.