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Ubangi

(o͞obäng`gē, yo͞obăng`–), Fr. Oubangui, river, c.700 mi (1,130 km) long, formed on the Congo (Kinshasa)–Central African Republic border, central Africa, by the confluence of the Uele and Bomu rivers. It flows west and south, forming part of the boundary between Congo (Kinshasa) and the Central African Republic and Congo (Kinshasa) and Congo (Brazzaville), before emptying into the Congo River, of which it is the chief northern tributary. The river is navigable to Bangui.

Ubangi

 

(also Oubangui), a river in central Africa, the largest right tributary of the Congo River (Zaïre). The Ubangi flows along the border between the Republic of Zaire and the People’s Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic. Formed by the confluence of the Uele and Bomu rivers, it is approximately 2,300 km long (according to other data, 2,500 km), measuring from the source of the Uele, and drains an area of 772,800 sq km. It flows in a broad valley, chiefly through dense, humid tropical forests. There are numerous rapids above the city of Bangi. In its lower reaches the Ubangi reaches a width of 4 km, and at the confluence with the Congo River it forms a delta 12 km wide. The waters rise during the summer rains and reach their maximum level in October; the lowest level is in March. The mean flow rate in the lower reaches ranges from less than 2,000 to more than 15,000 cu m per sec; the mean annual flow rate is approximately 5,000 cu m per sec. The Ubangi is navigable from the mouth to the city of Bangi, a distance of 650 km; when the water level is at its maximum, the river is navigable to the confluence of its sources.

Ubangi

a river in central Africa, flowing west and south, forming the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Za?re) and the Central African Republic and Congo-Brazzaville, into the River Congo. Length (with the Uele): 2250 km (1400 miles)
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Various shots, boats on Ubangi river, with Bangui, CAR in background
Cities named after their rivers include the capitals of Russia (Moscow: Moskva River), Lithuania (Vilnius: Vilnia River), Central African Republic (Bangui: Ubangi River) and Malawi (Lilongwe: Lilongwe River).
In comparison to canoes used on the Congo and Ubangi rivers south of Gabon, this was a relatively small amount of cargo.
The ensuing violence caused further refugee movement across the Ubangi River into Republic of the Congo.
They escaped ethnic fighting in the region and have been placed into 90 sites along a 500km stretch of the river Ubangi - the natural border between the two Congos.
Table 1: Language sample Kabyle Berber (Afro-Asiatic) Tachelhit Berber (Afro-Asiatic) Tamahak Berber (Afro-Asiatic) Afar Cushitic (Afro-Asiatic) Jola Atlantic (Niger-Congo) Balante Atlantic (Niger-Congo) Gbaya Ubangi (Niger-Congo) Cerma Gur (Niger-Congo) Tigemaxo Mande (Niger-Congo) Chamba Daka Bueno-Congo (Niger-Congo) Yulu Central Sudanic (Nilo-Saharan) French Italic (Indo-European) Tigre Semitic (Afro-Asiatic) Zaar Chadic (Afro-Asiatic) Hausa Chadic (Afro-Asiatic) Kisi Bantu (Niger-Congo) Bijogo Atlantic (Niger-Congo) Wolof Atlantic (Niger-Congo) Zulu Bantu (Niger-Congo) Nateni Gur (Niger-Congo) Bambara Mande (Niger-Congo) Kanuri Saharan (Nilo-Saharan) Palenquero Creole (Spanish based) English Germanic (Indo-Europ.
Most highly prized here is a Congolese Ngbaka male ancestor figure from the Ubangi region, perhaps the best-known example of its kind, its estimate $400,000-$600,000 (Fig.
As the central character, Gikwa, a young Ubangi prince, is the symbolic depository of traditional values in his rural village.
She got her start performing at private parties and cellar clubs but eventually worked her way into the big time, getting long gigs at Hansberry's Clam House and the Ubangi Club, both on the jumpin' nightclub strip of West 133rd Street known as "Jungle Alley.
In 1999, he flew to the Central African Republic, traveled under military escort by Jeep, then canoed down the Ubangi River to the village of Mougoumba to meet the Baka people (Pygmies) whose music and dance he'd researched extensively.
When the show folded, he and the band played a short-lived engagement at the Ubangi Club.