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Fishermen check a basket at dusk in the middle of the Congo River at Wagenia Falls, near Kisangani, DR Congo. The explorer H.M. Stanley in 1877 described this last cataract, of the then Stanley Falls, as a 'tumultuous rush'. The fishing here is some of the most difficult as fishermen must battle the full force of the flow, and it is here that the Lualaba River becomes the Congo River.