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The Congo River Basin: Home
of the deepest river in the world

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Posted By: StormCnter, 8/7/2020 10:13:13 AM

The Congo River is a long, arcing river with a basin that spans nine countries in West-Central Africa. This extensive body of water provides food, water, medicine and transport to about 75 million people in the surrounding basin, according to Yale University's Global Forest Atlas. The Congo River zigzags across the equator twice as it flows from eastern Africa, through the Congo rainforest, all the way to the Atlantic Ocean, according to Mongabay, a nonprofit environmental science and conservation news site. From its tributaries to where it meets the Atlantic Ocean, the massive river includes rapids, wetlands, floodplains, lakes and swamps.

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I hope you find this interesting. At least it's not about November 3.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Shells 8/7/2020 10:39:26 AM (No. 502576)
I do, OP. Thank you.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Geoman 8/7/2020 10:49:51 AM (No. 502586)
Indeed it was.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ROLFNader 8/7/2020 10:51:26 AM (No. 502590)
or Texas...
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Reply 4 - Posted by: mseegal 8/7/2020 11:34:40 AM (No. 502629)
And yet Dems from Gov. Cuomo to Antifa claim America "was never great." Wonder if they'd trade places with these folks along the Congo?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Aubreyesque 8/7/2020 11:53:18 AM (No. 502646)
Thank you OP. I spent two years in my undergrad degree studying African culture, an interest that had been sparked by a semester's internship at a museum where I had the objective of researching eleven masks from West and Central Africa. I fell in love with the tribal art and the Congolese tribal art was among my favorites.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Terry_tr6 8/7/2020 1:02:21 PM (No. 502705)
when there is no harsh winter forcing you to plan and build to survive till the next summer, when you can find sufficient food year round for the easy picking, there is no incentive to create and plan. And so it becomes the culture of stagnation. Acquaintances from South Africa allude to the same kind of culture among the, dare i say, native population there.
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