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Kwango

 

a river in Central Africa, in Angola and the Republic of Zaïre. The Kwango is the largest left tributary of the KasaiRiver in the Congo River basin. The Kwango is approximately1, 200 km long and drains an area of 263, 500 sq km. The riverrises in the Lunda plateau and flows north in a broad, deepvalley, forming a number of rapids and waterfalls. Its maintributaries are the Wamba and Kwilu rivers on the right. Thewaters of the river rise in the rainy season, between Septemberor October and April. The lowest water level occurs in August.The average annual discharge in the lower course is 2, 700 cu mper sec. The river is navigable in its lower course, from its mouthto the Kingushi rapids, a distance of 307 km. It is partiallynavigable in its middle course, between Kingushi and the Franz Josef waterfalls, a distance of approximately 300 km. The riveris used for fishing.

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Frobenius reported from his 1905 expedition to the Kwango region that the original significance of these objects had already been forgotten, but that they had been created during what he described as a golden age of ivory sculpture, which had reached its peak perhaps more than two centuries earlier.
In addition to the provinces served (Kongo Central, Kinshasa, Kwango, Kwilu, Kasai, Lomami, Haut-Lomami, Lualaba and Haut-Katanga), it joins the RN2 by Mbuji-Mayi and with the east of the country, offering a opening to Rwanda and Burundi.
In July 2017, cases were reported in Kwango Province, followed by Kasai, Lomami, and Sankuru Provinces, upstream along the Kasai and Sankuru Rivers.
Thomas-in-the-East's Central African descendants, for instance, recall their immigrant forebears as belonging to six subgroups: Kongo and Nsundi, from two provinces of the old Kongo kingdom (23); Ndongo, from the area north and east of the Zaire River estuary, commonly found as strangers in the Kongo kingdom; Bobangi from the Zaire River, upstream from Malebo Pool; Yaka, from a number of kingdoms in the Kwango River Valley; and the Ambaka of Angola." (Schuler 1980: 69-70).
Looking back, the Kongo Kingdom at its zenith stretched from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Kwango River in the east, and from the Congo River in the north to the Kwanza River in the south.
ELIAS Barbara (Babs) Peacefully on Tuesday Nov 1 at Glangwili Hospital, Babs of Pentrefelin St, Carmarthen; beloved wife of the late John (Kwango), devoted mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother also a loving sister.
"I declare today a localised epidemic of yellow fever in the provinces of Kinshasa, Kongo Central and Kwango," Kabange told a news conference.
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Diamond-bearing gravels along the lower Kwango River DRC.
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