At dusk a fisherman checks a basket at Wagenia Falls in the middle of the Congo River, near Kisangani, DR Congo. Wagenia Falls, also known as Boyoma Falls, consists of seven cataracts spread over 100km with the river dropping 60 meters, finishing at Kisangani. The explorer H.M. Stanley in 1877 described this last cataract, of the then Stanley Falls, as a 'tumultuous rush'. It is here that the Lualaba River (Upper Congo River) becomes the Congo river.
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At dusk a fisherman checks a basket at Wagenia Falls in the middle of the Congo River, near Kisangani, DR Congo. Wagenia Falls, also known as Boyoma Falls, consists of seven cataracts spread over 100km with the river dropping 60 meters, finishing at Kisangani. The explorer H.M. Stanley in 1877 described this last cataract, of the then Stanley Falls, as a 'tumultuous rush'. It is here that the Lualaba River (Upper Congo River) becomes the Congo river.

Filename: The Cataracts 36.jpg
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Date: 9 Aug 2010
Location: Kisangani Democratic Republic of Congo
Credit: Andrew McConnell/Panos
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