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  Matadi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Matadi is a port in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the capital of the province Bas-Congo.
Matadi is situated on the left bank of the Congo River about half way between the Atlantic Ocean and the Congolese capital Kinshasa.
Upstream is a series of caves known as the "rock of Diogo Cão", after graffiti carved by the Portuguese explorer in 1485 marking the limit of his travels up the Congo River.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Matadi   (335 words)

 Matadi isCool - about Matadi
That’s because it is the main sea port of the country and the bigger part of all exports and imports are handled by the Matadi port.
Some 45 kilometers from Matadi one can find the caves in which the Portuguese discoverer Diego Caô left his ’signature’ in the shape of inscriptions in the cave walls in 1487 A.D., in a time when the colonisation was still a matter of ’influence’ rather than ’occupation’: the Congo empire continued to exist.
Nowadays, the population of Matadi is estimated at 200.000 or 300.000 souls.
www.eza.net /matadi/about.html   (825 words)

 Matadi | THG Lexikon
Matadi ist eine Hafenstadt in der Demokratischen Republik Kongo.
Matadi ist ein auch Bistum der Römisch-Katholischen Kirche.
Matadi ist der wichtigste Seehafen der Demokratischen Republik Kongo.
www.tomshardware.de /lexikon/Matadi   (236 words)

 A Question Of Latitude Page 3
Of the two places he was assured Matadi was the better, for the reason that if you still were in favor with the steward of the ship that brought you south, he might sell you a piece of ice.
At Matadi, at every moment of the day, in each trifling act, he found death must be faced, conciliated, conquered.
Outside the cafe, Matadi lay smothered and sweltering in a fl, living darkness, and, save for the rush of the river, in a silence that continued unbroken across a jungle as wide as Europe.
www.web-books.com /Classics/Stories/Davis3/Davis3C3P3.htm   (1062 words)

 Diocese of Matadi, Congo [Kinshasa]
Coadjutor Bishop of Matadi (Congo [Kinshasa]) (1971.04.24 – 1985.03.08)
Auxiliary Bishop of Matadi (Congo [Kinshasa]) (1960.11.15 – 1965.12.18)
Vicar Apostolic of Matadi (Congo [Kinshasa]) (1938.06.14 – 1959.11.10)
www.gcatholic.com /dioceses/diocese/mata0.htm   (117 words)

 BELGIAN CONGO - Vintage Old Antique Postcard Postcards
Matadi : Bird's eye view taken from the trade post of the "Compagnie Française du Haut-Congo".
Matadi : The Leopold ravine and the railroad bridge.
Matadi : The M'Poso valley and the Gambier peak.
www.postcardman.net /belgiancongo_topo.html   (1425 words)

 AllRefer.com - Matadi (Democratic Republic Of The Congo Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Matadi, Democratic Republic Of The Congo Political Geography
With one of the largest harbors in central Africa, Matadi is the main port of the country.
Situated c.80 mi (130 km) from the mouth of the Congo, at the farthest point navigable by oceangoing vessels, the city is linked by rail with Kinshasa.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/M/Matadi.html   (207 words)

 Matadi - je matadi
It has a population of 235.400 je matadi (2004).
The town is built on steep hills and there is local saying that to live in Matadi, you must know the verbs "to go up", "to go down" and "to sweat".
Upstream is a series of caves known as the "rock of Diégo Caô", after grafitti carved by the Portuguese explorer in 1485 marking the limit of his travels up the Congo River.
www.meteoroloo.com /Met-Africa-L---P/Matadi.html   (227 words)

From BOMA: Departure of Matadi; berthed at quay from 06:00 until 15:30, coming from Banana, From 06:00 until 16:00 Departure for Banana; Berthed at quay from 06:00 until 14:30, coming from Matadi and passing Boma after the mentioned hours must anchor at Boma until the next morning.
The Port of Matadi is located on the left bank of the Zaire River, 140 km from the mouth and approx.
At Ango Ango: Pier 11 of 110 m length, equipped with one lorraine crane of 5 t cap; as a rule the pier is used for the discharge of inflammable goods and explosives.
www.marineafric.com /english/gen-info/ports/port_congo_dr.htm   (1737 words)

 Matadi isCool - Travel and Stay
There are three kinds of passenger trains running between Kinshasa and Matadi: there is the train express, a luxury train with restaurant coach, and waitresses bringing soft drinks around.
This used to be a good option, but the road between Kinshasa and Matadi has become so bad, that most operators stopped servicing it to avoid losing their buses.
The bus station in Kinshasa is at the Parking Bandal-Moulaert; in Matadi buses take off in face of Vingt Mai in Kinkanda.
www.eza.net /matadi/ts.html   (773 words)

 The Analyst Newspaper : Liberia : 2006
A man identified as Lawrence Matadi, who was arrested and charged with the crime of murder by the Liberia National Police and later forwarded to court, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by Criminal Court “A” Judge Boimah Kontoe, after been convicted through court proceedings.
Suspect Matadi was arrested by some officers of the LNP for allegedly murdering taxi driver Robert McGill on December 30, 2005 in the 72nd Community in Paynesville.
Before the ruling by the court out of the concurrence with the jury, both counselors for prosecution and defendant had argued on law and facts in order to convince both jury and the judge as is normally the case in such proceedings.
www.analystliberia.com /man_faces_life_imprisonment_oct16.html   (464 words)

("Matadi", the capital of Bas-Congo province, means "stones" in Kikongo) This is the navigable part of the river from the mouth to the port of Matadi where goods are offloaded for transport by rail or by road primarily to Kinshasa.
The Man and the Biosphere Reserve of Luki on the road between Boma and Matadi.
Where once the river could be navigated by boats carrying up to 24,000 metric tons, now the limit is 7,000 to 8,000 metric tons of cargo due to the dangerous sand bars in the river.
www.congo-pages.org /boma/BOMA.htm   (331 words)

 MSF Around the World
The most affected health zones were Kimpese, Nsona and Mpangu in the sanitary district of Cataractes; Matadi and Nzanza in the Matadi district, Seke-Banza and Lukula in the Bas-Fleuve district; Boma and Boma-Bungu in the district of Boma.
In the health structures of Kimpese, Matadi and Nzanza., MSF opened wards destined solely to the isolation and free treatment of the sick.
Although vaccination and curative measures undertaken by MSF have managed to stop the epidemic in the zones of Kimpese, Matadi and Nzanza, measles cases are nevertheless on the increase in other zones such as Boma, Seke-Banza, Lukula and Mbanza-Manteke.
www.msf.org /msfinternational/invoke.cfm?objectid=303E7C99-0DAE-08D2-99487B837192080D&component=toolkit.article&method=full_html   (630 words)

 Matadi Residents Present Funds, Items to Public Works Today   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Residents of Matadi and surrounding areas are expected to present some funds and items to the Public Works Ministry towards the road reconditioning project of the Fiamah-Matadi and Airfield-Matadi roads.
George Dahn, the presentation ceremony is the residents’ way of identifying with the efforts of the Public Works Ministry to have the roads reconditioned.
He said it was because of the deplorable condition of the roads that the residents held several meetings to make the contribution towards the project.
www.theperspective.org /inquirer/matadi.html   (187 words)

 CNN - Congo troops claim victory over rebels in Matadi - August 30, 1998
Angolan forces fighting on behalf of Kabila took the port town of Matadi, a ministry-level government official confirmed.
Rebel forces who had been in control of Matadi for the past several weeks withdrew and left the city to advancing Angolan soldiers, the official said on condition of anonymity.
One rebel leader on Saturday told reporters in the eastern stronghold of Goma that his forces still controlled an air base at Matadi, about 350 kilometers (215 miles) southwest of Kinshasa.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/africa/9808/30/congo/index.html   (754 words)

 Matadi - Wikipedia
Matadi est un port de la République Démocratique du Congo et la capitale de la province du Bas-Congo.
Matadi est située sur la rive gauche du fleuve Congo, environ à mi-chemin entre l'Océan Atlantique et la capitale Kinshasa.
Matadi bénéficie d'une localisation particulière : la ville se trouve à l'extrême limite de la zone de navigabilité accessible depuis le port de Banana, sur l'embouchure du fleuve, située à environ 200 kilomètres vers l'ouest.
ln.wikipedia.org /wiki/Matadi   (329 words)

 Matadi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
If you are not satisfied with information about Matadi found here, please go to Travel Democratic Republic of the Congo main page.
Matadi is a big port located on the left bank of the River Congo halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and Kinshasa.
Matadi is one of the most important towns.
www.odyssei.com /destinations/9861.html   (228 words)

 IFEX :: Journalist arrested in Matadi
According to RSF's information,, president of the local division of the Congolese Press Union (Union de la presse du Congo, UPC) and journalist with the private station Radio-télévision Matadi (RTM) was arrested at the end of November 1998.
He is detained at the offices of the National Information Agency (Agence nationale de renseignements) in Matadi and has been brought before the Kinshasa military court, where he will soon be tried for breach of state security.
The journalist is accused of having hosted a television show in which he welcomed representatives of the rebellion as his guests, who were active, at the time, in that part of the country.
www.ifex.org /es/content/view/full/7211   (520 words)

 Opinions - Informations mise à jour.....: La campagne électorale à Matadi
C’est par route qu’il a réalisé ce déplacement qui l’a amené de Kinshasa jusqu’à Matadi en passant par Kasangulu, Inkisi, Mbanza-Ngungu, Kwilu-Ngongo, Kimpese, Luozi, Matadi, Tshela, Boma et Moanda.
Cette dernière avait choisi le Quartier Belvédère pour haranguer la population de la Ville de Matadi.
Au niveau de la Ville de Matadi, il y a des candidates et candidats qui – pour des raisons qui leur sont personnelles – n’ont participé à aucun débat radio-télévisé pendant que la RTNC, la RTM et la RATELKI avaient libéralisé leurs espaces pour recevoir tous les candidats sans exception.
voxpopnekongo.blogspot.com /2006/07/la-campagne-lectorale-matadi.html   (1527 words)

 TRAVAIL-RDC: Une grève a paralysé le port de Matadi et asphyxié Kinshasa
Les quelque 250.000 habitants de Matadi et des environs vivent directement des activités du port : ouvriers, cadres de l'entreprise, hôteliers, douaniers, commerçants formels et informels des marchés.
L'arrêt des activités du port de Matadi affecte donc négativement les activités économiques et commerciales à Kinshasa.
Mwakasa, ressortissant du Bas-Congo, la province qui abrite le port de Matadi, nomme à la tête du nouveau comité de gestion Bikindu, originaire de la même région, alors que Gisaro, président du comité sortant, est fortement soutenu par Vunabandi, ressortissant du Sud-Kivu dans l'est de la RDC, mais surtout un "Rwandophone" comme lui.
www.ipsnews.net /fr/_note.asp?idnews=3153   (1181 words)

 Matadi - Resultados de la búsqueda - MSN Encarta
Matadi - Resultados de la búsqueda - MSN Encarta
Matadi, ciudad situada en el sector occidental de la República Democrática del Congo; capital de la región del Bajo Congo, es un puerto marítimo en...
Los 4.499 km de vías de ferrocarril con que cuenta el país proporcionan importantes conexiones entre las zonas del interior de la República...
es.encarta.msn.com /Matadi.html   (102 words)

 Creamer Media's Engineering News Online, South African Industry News :: News Today
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) rail and ports authority, Onatra, is to issue an international tender worth $11,5-million this month for the rehabilitation of Matadi port, in the south-west of the sprawling central African country.
This is the first of many projects, with an estimated total cost of $140-million, which the rail and ports utility has identified.
About $3,5-million of the Matadi port rehabilitation contract will be for civil works, with the balance going towards services and equipment.
www.engineeringnews.co.za /eng/news/today/?show=36353   (445 words)

 CPJ Protests
Pambu Diana, director of programming for the private station Radio-TV Matadi (RTM), as well as president of the local chapter of the Congolese Press Union, was first arrested by agents of the National Information Agency (ANR) in Matadi on October 24, 1998.
His arrest was prompted by a chain of events that began in August 1998, when the town of Matadi was taken over by rebels of the Congolese Rally for Democracy.
RTM and other reporters were "required" to cover several of the rebels' rallies, including one held at Matadi stadium during which the rebel leaders outlined the ideology of their armed struggle to the local population.
www.cpj.org /protests/99ltrs/DCongo18Oct99.html   (597 words)

Chief river port of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the south bank of the Congo River, 115 km/70 mi from its mouth, linked by rail with the capital Kinshasa;; population (1994 est) 172,700.
Matadi is the distribution point for all the country's oil products (except fuel oil), which are pumped via a 350 km/217 mi pipeline to Kinshasa.
Helicon Publishing is a division of Research Machines plc.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0011309.html   (242 words)

 Matadi, COD Weather - Forecasts, Radar Maps, Video, and News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
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 Digitalcongo.net 3.0
Outre cette revendication essentielle, les manutentionnaires du port de Matadi réclament également la restitution du bonus réalisé sur le tonnage manipulé sous forme privée, communément appelé « Lobito » unilatéralement supprimé par le comité de gestion, rappelle-t-on.
Société, 02/09/2005 Le Port de Matadi a été paralysé mercredi dernier pour non paiement des frais scolaires au personnel
Société, 08/07/2004 Port de Matadi : en traquant les journalistes dans les installations portuaires, le directeur de la police de l’Onatra commet de graves atteintes ŕ la liberté de la presse
www.digitalcongo.net /article/34761   (487 words)

 Port of Matadi in Democratic Republic of Congo accessible again - Dredging News Online
Port of Matadi in Democratic Republic of Congo accessible again
The Port of Matadi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is once again accessible to vessels requiring a 26ft draft compared with 20/21ft previously, allowing ships to sail up the river with larger cargo.
The Régie des Voies Maritimes will then have the necessary means to take care of the maintenance of the deepened channels, which go from the mouth to Matadi Boma-Banana-Matadi.
www.sandandgravel.com /news/article.asp?v1=8878   (503 words)

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