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Matadi

(mətä`dē), city (1984 pop. 138,798), Kongo Central prov., W Congo (Kinshasa), on the Congo River. With one of the largest harbors in central Africa, Matadi is the main port of the country. Situated c.80 mi (130 km) from the mouth of the Congo, at the farthest point navigable by oceangoing vessels, the city is linked by rail with Kinshasa. Chief exports are coffee and timber. Because of the Congo's economic and political troubles in the late 1980s and 1990s, trade through the port diminished and the condition of the facilities deteriorated.

Matadi

 

a city in the Republic of Zaire, in the province of Lower Zaire, on the left bank of the Congo (Zaire) River. Population, 110,000 (1970). It is the main port of the country and is accessible to seagoing vessels; in 1971 it handled 1.5 million tons of freight. Exports include copper, cobalt, diamonds, products of the oil palm, coffee, cocoa, rubber, and timber. It is linked by railroad to Kinshasa. There is an airport. Matadi has oil mills and sawmills, as well as other enterprises.

Matadi

the chief port of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Za?re), in the west at the mouth of the River Congo. Pop.: 256 000 (2005 est.)
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The increase in volume was primarily due to continuing improvement in global trade activities particularly in the emerging markets, continuing ramp-up at ICTSIs operations in Basra, Iraq, new services at Manzanillo, Mexico and contribution of new terminals in Matadi, DRC and Melbourne, Australia.
The increase in volume was primarily due to continuing improvement in global trade activities, particularly in the emerging markets, continuing ramp-up at ICTSI's operations in Basra, Iraq, new services at Manzanillo, Mexico, and contribution of new terminals in Matadi, Congo, and Melbourne, Australia.
The band relocated to Kampala from Kinshasa in the 1970sSamba started his musical career in Matadi before he moved to Kinshasa, where he sang in church choirs.
During the campaign, health workers in the Matadi Health Zone were trained to identify adverse events following immunization (AEFIs), complete case report forms, and send forms weekly to both provincial officials and a national expert committee for vaccine pharmacovigilance.
I think it will blow into a major scandal," says Casement, rolling his map and returning them to the limits of Matadi.
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000 MW, de los cuales el 45% esta localizado en Inga, cerca de Matadi, al Oeste del pais y cerca de Kinshasa.
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The wood was then placed on trucks to be transported to Matadi, the country's sole seaport, where it was loaded onto a cargo ship bound for Belgium.
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