Ebola River in Africa
In central Africa,The Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), a former French colony. Its capital is Kinshasa. The province is located along the southern coast of the Congo River. This is the only deep-water river crossing the equator twice. It is the secondlength in Africa after the Nile.The bed of Ebola flows into the main Congo.
Where is the Ebola River? It flows in the northern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The right tributary of the Ebola is the River Two. The name "Ebola" was appropriated to the river by the French colonists who seized the lands of Africa in the past centuries. From French to the local dialect the name of the reservoir is translated as "white water".
In the middle reaches of the Ebola, three kilometers from itthe left bank is located the settlement of Abumombazi. Residents of the tribe inhabiting there believe in legends and revere local gods. Further along the river there are other villages, such as Mogwaka, Boter and Tobinga. Many of the Congo's tribes are Christians, but the African continent is mostly inhabited by Muslim peoples.
The Ebola River (photo of which is presented in the article)has a length of 200 km and originates from the village of Nzombo. On the banks of the reservoir grow tropical trees and green shrubs that feed on its moisture. The current is moderate, the water is fresh. In the waters of the White River there live huge predatory tiger fish-goliaths. These are predators. They hunt fish, various animals that live in water, and even crocodiles. Other fish live in the river:
- freshwater herring;
- Perch Nile, and so on.
Ebola is a river near which such animals live:
- African elephants;
- monkeys and many others.
On a hot day, they bathe, drink and hunt on the bank of Ebola. In the rainy season, the river emerges from the coast, flooding part of the forest. Heavy rains have a positive effect on the harvest of mango trees.
Directly on the bank of the river of settlementsno, they are away from the pond. This is due to the fact that in Africa, hot weather lasts almost a year, so dangerous viruses and bacteria multiply in warm water. Unfortunately, it is impossible to save them from animals, which then can contact people. Near the water, a tsetse fly lives, whose bite is dangerous for life.
Ebola - a river near which were found natural minerals:
- copper ore;
- tin ore.
Large deposits of diamonds were found covering an area of 400 m2. Deposits of gold, slate, iron ore and manganese were also discovered here. In Congo, there is no industrial diamond mining. Residents of tribes manually mined minerals, copper and other natural resources.
The Ebola River and African tribes
Due to the oil production of the Democratic Republic ofCongo is developing. If you look at the capital Kinshasa, then we will see a modern city that is not inferior to the megacities of developed countries. Despite this, the African tribes from the villages still lead a primitive way of life. They are engaged in agriculture and fishing. The bazaar is the only place where people can earn money or exchange goods.In the village of Abumombazi there is a tribe that does notcould survive without Ebola. Men go fishing, earning little money for the family. The Ebola River in Africa is the main transport route. The natives on it deliver the fish to other tribes living in the neighborhood.
Near the pond live wild animals, they drink water and eat fruit from trees growing near the banks of the Ebola River. Local tribes hunt these wild beasts.
Since the climate is hot, in the village of Abumombazi inmostly engaged in agriculture, grow bananas and cassava. So that the crop does not die, plants need water, which is taken from Ebola. Men are engaged in craft, they make crafts from wood.
Also the population is engaged in cattle breeding: bred cows, goats and chickens. Without a river, people could not survive in such conditions. Ebola is an important component not only of the life of local tribes, but of the entire ecosystem as a whole.
Legend of the Ebola River
Because of the hot climate, rains oftenterritory of the Republic of the Congo (Zaire). The Ebola River flows and leaves the coast. Along it grow dense impenetrable thickets. People can not pass through them, there live wild animals that can hide in dense forests and live away from a person.Due to the fact that some wild animals havehuge dimensions, a legend appeared about the terrible monster. Local residents say that it originated in the Congo River and, although it has a small growth, can attack hippos and humans. This monster floats in all the reservoirs, the channels of which are connected with the main river. Some residents say that he has a long neck and the whole body is covered with scales, others, on the contrary, say that the animal is small and has sharp teeth.
Probably, in the African rivers there is considerablethe number of unexplored fish and mammals. Scientists believe that unknown species should be caught for study. But tribal residents are afraid to do this, believing that they can perish or bring on the wrath of the gods.
Extraction of diamonds
The Ebola River in Africa is located in such a way,that there are oil and gas fields nearby. Diamonds are often found in the pond. The inhabitants of the village Abumombazi are engaged in the mining of the mineral. To do this, they use conventional tools: washing trays and shovels. She digs the soil, puts it for washing in a bowl, with the help of water from the river they manage to sort the shiny stones. The sharp eye of Aborigines precisely determines whether it is a diamond or not. Ebola - a river in the waters of which often come across diamonds scattered.Local residents earn little money fortheir extraction. Therefore, recently they began to rebel, refuse to work. People demand to improve working conditions and raise their salaries. But no reforms were made, it is advantageous to have cheap labor, which gives away precious stones for nothing.
Some residents say that the ebola viruswas created in order to frighten the locals and crush the uprising. They noticed that the virus is not transmitted through the air, only those who have been vaccinated by the Red Cross are affected. To date, the inhabitants of the Republic of the Congo are expelling from their territory the American Red Cross and refuse to vaccinate allegedly from a deadly disease.
They believe that the Americans are trying to seize the Ebola River at any cost, if only its diamonds got to them only.
Ecology of the river
Disposal of waste and sewage is one of the reasonspollution of rivers in the Republic of Congo. Despite the fact that the country produces diamonds, oil and other minerals, it still remains poor and can not afford cleaning facilities. Because of this situation Ebola (the river in the Congo) was in a deplorable state. Dirt and heat are ideal conditions for the propagation of dangerous infections, such as dysentery, typhus and cholera. And the hydroelectric power stations on the river of Congo only aggravated the situation. On many rivers the current stopped, congestion appeared.
Due to poor ecology and dangerous tiger fishesbathing in Ebola for tourists is prohibited. But local residents, not paying attention to the prohibitions, still enjoy the water, especially the children who bathe in any places, without fear for life. For tourists, beaches are opened directly on the Atlantic coast, where it is safe and clean.