Cunene


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Cunene

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Kunene

(both: ko͞onā`nə), river, rising in W central Angola and flowing c.750 mi (1,200 km) S and W to the Atlantic Ocean. Its lower course forms part of Angola's border with Namibia.

Cunene

 

a river in southern Africa, in Angola, forming part of its border with Namibia. It is 945 km long and drains an area of more than 100,000 sq km. Rising in the Bié Plateau, in its upper reaches it flows through rocky canyons, forming rapids and waterfalls. In its middle course it flows through a wide valley, and in its lower course it again forms rapids and falls. The river empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Although it is deep during the summer rainy season, it becomes shallow during the dry winters.

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In 2010, over 68% of Angola's power was generated at the country's hydro-electric plants, primarily from dams on the Cuanza, Catumbela and Cunene rivers.
The Brazilian authorities had been forced to issue export permits for the Cunene cargo after the company which owned it, Semasa, took legal action in the Brazilian courts.
The houses would be constructed in the provinces of Malange (500 units), Bie (500), Moxico (450), Cunene (450), UE[degrees]ge (500) and Luanda (2,168).
A handful of new airports are also being built, including one at Ondjiva, in Cunene Province, to replace the old outdated airfield.
Some widespread rain occurred on Wednesday and Thursday over the Cunene, Etosha, Central Plateau and the Kalahari but these were mostly only 1mm or less.
In 2010, over 68% of Angola's power was generated at the country's hydro-electric plants, primarily from hydro-power dams on the Cuanza, Catumbela and Cunene rivers.
One cargo involved 584 cubic metres of timber, valued between pounds 600,000-pounds 800,000 aboard the mv Cunene, which had docked at Birkenhead, Merseyside, last week.
The bank increased its geographic coverage, opening new agencies in several provinces, including Zaire, which is the area of largest production of petroleum and natural gas, Cunene and Huila.
Geographic coverage:Luanda, Cunene, Huila, Namibe and Benguela.
Four ships MSC Jenny, Safmarine Cunene, Theresa Aries and Akaki carrying containers, edible oil and furnace oil were expected to take berths at QICT, LCT and FOTCO Terminals respectively on Friday, February 25.
The area covers the provinces of Bie, Benguela, Huambo, HuE[degrees]la, Namibe, Cunene and part of Cuango-Cubango and Kwanza-Sul.
The initiative is centred around the provinces of Moxico, Cuando, Cubango and Cunene.