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(J.A.G.) CONGO RIVER The Congo (or Zaire) River, with a length of 2,900 miles (
4,700 kilometres), is longer than any other river in Africa except for the Nile. It
rises in the highlands of northeastern Zambia between Lakes Tanganyika and ...
The middle course of the Congo ends in a narrow section called the Chenal (
Channel), or Couloir (Corridor). Between banks no more than half a mile to a mile
wide, the riverbed deepens, and the current becomes rapid, flowing through a ...
pears to have given rise to some curious legends on the lower Congo, including
its association with a creature called Mami Wata (a kind of siren). The people and
the economy. Life of the river peoples. Three types of environment are found, ...
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