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Kafue

(käfo͞o`ā), river, c.600 mi (970 km) long, rising along the Zambia-Congo border, S central Africa, near Lubumbashi, and meandering through central Zambia to the Zambezi River. It provides water to Zambia's CopperbeltCopperbelt,
mining region, N central Zambia, central Africa. A natural extension of the mineral-rich region of SE Congo, the Copperbelt is one of the richest sources of copper in the world. Cobalt, selenium, silver, and gold are also produced.
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. The lower Kafue valley is fertile. A plant at Kafue Gorge generates hydroelectricity.

Kafue

 

a national park in Zambia. It is located along the middle course of the Kafue River between its right tributaries, the Lunga and Nanzila, in the Northwest, Central, and Southern provinces. It is the largest national park in Africa, with an area of 2.25 million hectares. It was established in 1950 to protect the fauna of the grassy savannas and the savanna forests—black rhinoceros, hippopotamus, buffalo, zebra, elephant, lion, leopard, and antelope (roan, common eland, koodoo, bubaline, gnu, common waterbuck, wild goat, and duiker).


Kafue

 

a river in Zambia, left tributary of the Zambezi River. Length, approximately 1,000 km. The Kafue River rises on theCongo-Zambezi watershed plateau. It flows generally throughlow-lying, marshy areas. In its middle course, the river traversesoutcrops of hard rocks in a deep gorge for a distance of 26 km.Its maximum discharge occurs during the summer rains. Theriver is navigable for a distance of 240 km from its mouth. Thenational park of Kafue is located in the middle of the Kafuebasin.

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In Nkeyema District in Western Zambia, Loveness Walubita, 42, has recently ditched a towering pile of neatly arranged logs collected by her husband from the Kafue National Park near their village home.
The surface manifestations of the Bweengwa River Geothermal Resource Area include three groups of geothermal springs that extend over 9km and lie on the southern bounding fault of the Kafue Trough.
The massive Kafue National Park, at 8,650 square miles, is bigger than Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Glacier, Yosemite, and Canyonlands National Parks combined.
The Great Elephant Consensus reported in 2016 that elephant numbers are stable, even possibly increasing in Zambia's two largest elephant locations: Luangwa and Kafue. However, in the Lower Zambezi, numbers have fallen, and in Sioma Ngwei, near Angola and Namibia, elephants have been nearly wiped out.
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Clarke Energy are silver sponsors and BG, Goltens, EDF, Kafue Gorge, KMPG, Powersys, STEG- IS, Voith Hydro and Wartsila are bronze sponsors.
As is often the case in Zambia, detailed information on locations and routes to various parts of the Kafue are scarce and sketchy at best.
The company's Block 34 is located in the Kafue Trough in southwestern Zambia, covering an area of approximately 6,427 square kilometers.
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The selected four centers of excellence are the Eskom Academy of Learning (South Africa), the Kafue Gorge Regional Training Center (Zambia), the Institute de Formation Pour l'Electricite et le Gas (IFEG), and the Centre des Sciences et Technologies en Electricite (Morocco).