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Vol 47 No 6

Published 17th March 2006


The Cahora Bassa takeover

The great hydroelectric barrage at Cahora Bassa, on the Zambezi River, has a rated capacity of 2,075 megawatts, is one of Africa's largest dams and has been a centre of contention since its completion in 1974, the year before Mozambique's Independence. For several years thereafter, its transmission lines were a regular target for the Resistência Nacional Moçambicana, which blew them up in exchange for subsidies from the then regimes in Rhodesia and South Africa, which had helped set up Renamo.

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