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Vol 50 No 20

Published 8th October 2009


Dam intrigues

Congo-Kinshasa's government has for ten years made no progress towards building a new dam to replace the underused hydropower stations at Inga on the Congo River. The existing Inga-1 and Inga-2 hydroelectric dams exploit less than 5% of the site's 40,000-megawatt potential, which could solve Southern Africa's chronic power shortages. The neighbouring countries seem at last to be taking the matter in hand.

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