More than 50 dead, scores missing after boat drowns on Congo River

At least 50 people have died and dozens others are to be believed missing after a makeshift vessel capsized on the Congo River, according to officials. Fifty-one bodies had been from the boat that sank during the night of Monday to Tuesday, and almost 70 are believed to be missing, Nestor Magbado, a spokesman for […]


Scientists report the longest ever underwater avalanche stretching hundreds of kilometres

Scientists have reported the longest sediment avalanche ever measured. It occurred underwater off West Africa, in a deep canyon leading away from the mouth of the Congo River. Something in excess of a cubic kilometre of sand and mud descended into the deep. This colossal flow kept moving for two whole days and ran out […]