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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
But even he was nervous when two years ago he found himself floating down the Ubangi River, the Congo's largest tributary, in what can best be described as a hollowed-out tree, on behalf of one of his clients, Alonzo King of Alonzo King's LINES Ballet of San Francisco.
The experience gained on that and subsequent trips to Africa for Les Ballets Africains, among others, was the reason Paul found himself on that fateful trip down the Ubangi River in November of 1999.
UNHCR says that, amid the insecurity and food shortages, many women and children from Bangui have fled across the Ubangi River to seek refuge in Zongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Since early June 2000, government artillery on ships requisitioned from the National Transport Office by Kabila have been relentlessly shelling the banks of the Ubangi River for a 200km stretch from Imese to Libenge.
If the security situation improves along the Ubangi River, the MLC wants to develop timber exports by helping operators acquire second-hand bulldozers and other heavy equipment.
In comparison to canoes used on the Congo and Ubangi rivers south of Gabon, this was a relatively small amount of cargo.