from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river rising in west-central Angola and flowing about 1,207 km (750 mi) south and west to the Atlantic Ocean. It forms the Angola-Namibia border in its lower course.


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  • The southern provinces of Cunene, Huila, Namibe and Cuando Cubango have been worst hit by the intensive downpours which come after a lengthy drought.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Fish life in the oshana delta in Owambo, Namibia, and the translocation of Cunene species.

    Angolan Mopane woodlands

  • Angola's Cunene and Mocamedes provinces were liberated after years of SADF control.

    Turning point at Cuito Cuanavale

  • Cunene, which has an HIV/AIDS rate of 9.12 percent, and the northern region of Uige where the rate is 4.8 percent, according to the health ministry.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The minister said the rise in infections of HIV - the virus that causes AIDS - was especially strong in the coastal provinces of Luanda and Benguela as well as in the province of Cunene which borders Namibia.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Delagoa River; the Cunene (Nourse) River, the Orange River, and others, which would be first-rate streams in Europe, but are mere dwarfs in the presence of the four African giants.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • Cunene, Huila, Malanje and Kwanza Norte showed that at least five people were falling victim to mines daily in each province.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In the southern Cunene province, he visited Ongiva, which had been subject to frequent attack by the former SA Defence Force.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Cunene province, 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) south of Luanda, the paper said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Benguela, Kwanza-Sul, Huila, Namibe, Cunene and Luanda - will also receive money to rebuild hospitals, schools, water works and electrical grids, as well as to launch agricultural education programs, officials said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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