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The River Congo Basin

The DR Congo, R Congo and surrounding regions were the stage for the most lethal war since WWII.

The River Congo is the eighth longest river in the world.

In the DRC, one in 11 infants die before their first birthday.

The River Congo Basin is larger than Mexico.

30% of Congo's rainforest will have been cut down by 2030 at current rates of deforestation.

The Congo is nick-named "the river that swallows all others".

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