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Lokandu is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Coordinates: 2°31′54″S 25°45′41″E / 2.53161°S 25.761395°E / -2.53161; 25.761395Coordinates: 2°31′54″S 25°45′41″E / 2.53161°S 25.761395°E / -2.53161; 25.761395
CountryDemocratic Republic of the Congo
National languageSwahili
The black line indicates Stanley's route.

Lokandu is a community in Maniema Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the Lualaba River downstream from Kindu.

Henry Morton Stanley refers to it as "the frontier village of Manyema, which is called Riba-Riba."[1]:60

The town was formerly called Riba Riba, when it was burned down in 1893 by a force led by Louis Napoléon Chaltin striking overland from Bena-Kamba. After being rebuilt, it took its present name.[2]


  1. ^ Stanley, H.M., 1899, Through the Dark Continent, Vol. Two, London: G. Newnes, ISBN 0486256685
  2. ^ Ndaywel è Nziem, Isidore (1998). Histoire generale du Congo. De Boeck Supérieur. p. 299. ISBN 2-8011-1174-0.