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Sankuru

 

a river in central Africa, in Zaire, a right tributary of the Kasai River in the Congo (Zaire) River basin. The San-kuru is more than 1,000 km long and drains an area of approximately 156,000 sq km.

The upper Sankuru, known as the Lubilash, flows through a deep valley, forming rapids and waterfalls; below Wolf Falls, the valley is wider. The water level rises during the summer rainy season, which lasts from September-October through April; the lowest level occurs in August. The flow rate at the mouth varies from 700 to 4,300 cu m per sec; the mean annual flow rate is 2,500 cu m per sec. The Sankuru is navigable for 580 km from the mouth. There are hydroelectric power plants on the upper Sankuru. Diamonds are mined in the basin of the Sankuru.

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Among the followers of dissident churches in Bas-Congo and Northern Katanga, ethnic patriots in his native Sankuru, and popular painters and their clients in Lubumbashi and Kinshasa Lumumba acquired a sacrificial and spiritual dimension that in turn encouraged religious readings of neocolonialism and the throes of independence (De Boeck and Plissart 2014: 109; D.bwe 1999; Eggers 2013; Fabian 1996; Halen and Riesz 1997- Jewsiewicki 1996; 1997; 1999; Omasombo 2004; Turner 2000).
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In fact, once the Kasai merges with the Sankuru, it flows in a Westerly direction (with banks on its South and North sides) all the way to its confluence with the Congo at Kwamouth where the Roi Des Beige moored and Conrad noted: "[e]ntrance to Kassai [...].
The company has also reported recovery of diamonds of good quality from a specific river basin close to the Sankuru in the Candore East project.
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In the Sankuru district in central DR Congo, stockpiles of rice continue to grow, while local people are unable to buy basic goods such as salt and soap.
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