Oubangui


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Oubangui

(uːˈbɑːŋɡiː; juːˈbæŋɡɪ)
n
(Placename) the French name for Ubangi
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Other key objectives of the IBWT are "to generate 700MW of electricity via the Palambo Dam; to increase the navigabil- ity of the Oubangui River upstream of Bangui; to provide transportation of goods from Central Africa to the sea, opening up a landlocked region to international com- merce; improve the economic integration of central African nations; re-establish fisher- ies and agricultural irrigation; and promote poverty alleviation through drought mitiga- tion and control of desertification".
Other key objectives of the IBWT are "to generate 700MW of electricity via the Palambo Dam; to increase the navigability of the Oubangui River upstream of Bangui; to provide transportation of goods from Central Africa to the sea, opening up a landlocked region to international commerce; improve the economic integration of central African nations; re-establish fisheries and agricultural irrigation; and promote poverty alleviation through drought mitigation and control of desertification".
The ministry's emergency health report said it has spread across the Oubangui river to Congo's Libi area where 34 people have died and there are 387 suspected cases.
In the market of Petevo, close to the banks of the Oubangui river in the south of the city, dozens of dusty stalls stand empty and meat is scarce since the Muslim traders who control the trade in cattle fromChad deserted the city.
"To escape the fighting and insecurity, hundreds of people fled over the weekend by boat across the Oubangui River to Zongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, even though the border is officially closed and they risked being shot at", said UNHCR.
President Francois Bozize fled across the Oubangui river into the Democratic Republic of Congo at the weekend before resurfacing in Cameroon where the authorities said he was "awaiting his departure to another host country." "I consider it necessary to suspend the November 27, 2004 constitution, to dissolve parliament as well as the government," Djotodia, who is thought to be aged around 60, told reporters in Bangui late Monday.
This case is a marked contrast from Robert Harms's and William Samarin's research on river communities on the Congo and Oubangui rivers, where the collapse of the slave trade and the establishment of colonial rule led to a serious decline in the wealth and social stability of canoe workers.