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Vol 54 No 13

Published 21st June 2013


Congo-Kinshasa

The real power politics

The latest plan to harness the Congo River is gigantic, internationally important, expensive and politically driven

A meeting of officials and investors in Kinshasa, hosted on 17-18 June by Energy Minister Bruno Kapandji Kalala on financing the Inga III Dam signals the government’s new seriousness about the US$12 billion project. It has just over two years to raise the money before it is due to start building what could become the world’s biggest hydropower project.

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