Lualaba


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Lualaba,

river, Congo: see CongoCongo
or Zaïre
, great river of equatorial Africa, c.2,720 mi (4,380 km) long, formed by the waters of the Lualaba River and its tributary, the Luvua River, and flowing generally N and W through Congo (Kinshasa) to the Atlantic Ocean.
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, river.

Lualaba

 

the name of the upper course of the Congo (Zaïre) River from its source to Stanley Falls in Zaire. Length, 2,100 km.

Lualaba

a river in the SE Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Za?re), rising in Katanga province and flowing north as the W headstream of the River Congo. Length: about 1800 km (1100 miles)
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Lualaba [Congo], November 13 ( ANI ): At least 34 people were killed and 26 others were injured in a train crash in Lualaba province in Democratic Republic of Congo on the intervening night of November 12 and 13.
(9) The assassination of the Sumba warlord Mushiri, who had established himself in the southern region of the Lualaba using links to Zanzibari slavers, ultimately ushered in Belgian rule in the Congo.
Underscoring this problem, in early 2016 the special commissioner of Lualaba province began a campaign to restore the share of taxes levied at the border be- tween Zambia and the DRC that the province lost when it was split from Katanga.
Underscoring this problem, in early 2016 the special commissioner of Lualaba province began a campaign to restore the share of taxes levied at the border between Zambia and the DRC that the province lost when it was split from Katanga.
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Hamed bin Muhammed, known as Tippu Tip--whose story Aziz recounts to Yusuf while sojourning in Tayari (P 130-33) (26) and whose biography supplies the novel with some of its historical information--controlled the area east of Lake Tanganyika as far as Kasongo, upriver on the Lualaba from Stanley Falls, site of Conrad's Inner Station.
Echoing Kurtz's takeover of villages around an inland lake (Heart of Darkness 56), Arthur Hodister's onetime travelling companion Delcommune was celebrated in The Times for his explorations among the lakes of the Upper Congo, where he reportedly "brought into peaceful subjection all the negro chiefs near Lakes Moero, Bangala, and the banks of the Lualaba" ("Exploration on the Congo").
But his geographic discoveries in southern and central Africa--including Victoria Falls, Lake Nyasa, and the Lualaba River (the Upper Congo)--made him famous in Europe.
1): (I) The Albertine Highlands ecoregion has a tropical, wet climate and is characterized by rivers and streams connected to the Lualaba River; (II) The Cuvette Central ecoregion has an equatorial wet climate and consists of moist forest rivers.
The slave-trading networks extended far into the interior, to Lozi (Barotseland) and, beyond the Lualaba, to Garenganze and further east as far as the Great Lakes region.
Variously called Lualaba, Nzadi or Nzere by the native Africans who lived on its banks (Nzere means "the river that swallows all rivers" because of its many tributaries, and on the Portuguese tongue, Nzere became Zaire), the Congo and the huge territory it flowed through was a jewel any colonialist would die for.
At least 14 people died in September after their boat sank on an isolated stretch of the Lualaba river in the southern province of Katanga.