Mweka, Democratic Republic of the Congo
When the rail connection to the Katanga line is functioning, trains reach Lubumbashi, 1,406 km to the south-east of Mweka. The train/boat journey in the other direction from Mweka via Ilebo to the capital, Kinshasa is about 1,000 km. Although "remote" is the default international media description for any DR Congo town outside Kinshasa, Mweka is relatively accessible by the standards of the country. Mweka Airport is 372 nm (690 km) east of Kinshasa.
Beginning in late August 2007, the Territoire de Mweka is currently the site of an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, which had killed more than 100 people by August 30, including all those who attended the funerals of two village chiefs.
- Société Nationale Des Chemins De Fer Du Congo: Réseau principal, écartement 1067 mm at www.fahrplancenter.com.
- "Scores Die in Congo Train Derailment." By Stephanie McCrummen, Washington Post Foreign Service, August 3, 2007.
- "Congo Officials Confirm Ebola Outbreak" Associated Press, September 11, 2007
- "Mourners die as fever grips Congo." Sydney Morning Herald, August 30, 2007
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