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Kariba Dam

(kärē`bä), hydroelectric project, in Kariba Gorge of the ZambeziZambezi
, river, c.1,700 mi (2,740 km) long, rising in NW Zambia, S central Africa, and flowing in an S-shaped course generally E through E Angola, along the Zambia-Zimbabwe border, and through central Mozambique to the Mozambique Channel of the Indian Ocean, near Chinde.
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 River, on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border, S central Africa; built 1955–59. One of the world's largest dams, it is 420 ft (128 m) high and 1,900 ft (579 m) long. The Kariba project's generators supply electricity to the 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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 in Zambia and to parts of Zimbabwe. Kariba Lake, the vast reservoir created by the dam, extends c.175 mi (280 km) and has a maximum width of 20 mi (32 km). The creation of the lake forced resettlement of about 50,000 people living along the Zambezi. In 1960–61, Operation Noah captured and removed the animals threatened by the lake's rising waters.
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He was tasked with protecting 6000 Italian migrant workers who were brought into the country to build the Kariba Dam from the deadly sleeping sickness transmitted by tsetse flies.
1960: The Kariba Dam on the Zambesi River was opened by the Queen Mother.
The change was wrought by the drowning of their land and the loss for some 57,000 people of their homes, fields and resources when Kariba Dam was filled.
Having spent the last 25 years living downstream from Kariba, I was naturally interested in the article on the repairs to Kariba Dam wall which you reproduced in your April/May issue--it is always good to get accurate up-to-date information rather than the ever-present rumours that are so eagerly circulated.
Both agriculture and the power sector were badly affected by last year's El Nino-inspired drought in a country that is greatly dependent on hydro schemes, principally the Kariba Dam, which Zambia shares with Zimbabwe.
2] National Parks and Wildlife Estate that runs from the Kariba Dam in the west to the Mozambique border in the east.
On June 20th, in a cloud of dust, fuelled by a thirst for adventure, Team Shake & Bake will set off in their MINI Countryman in search of their Checkpoints (Etosha, Victoria Falls, Kariba Dam, Lake Malawi), and finally to the finish line in Mozambique on July 6th.
It is the largest project of its sort ever to be implemented in Ethiopia and will be Africa's tallest and second largest hydroelectric dam after the Kariba dam on the Zambesi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Nearly 50 years on from the flooding of the Zambezi Valley by the then colonial Northern and Southern Rhodesian governments, through the Kariba dam hydroelectric power project, and contemporary conservationists' predictions of ecological disaster have at least partially come to pass.
It is a response to the dispossession of the Tonga people by the building of the Kariba Dam which involved the movement of the Tongas from their rich lands to a less fertile environment.
Their topics include precolonial history with an emphasis on the Upper River Gwembe and Victoria Falls areas, the African National Congress' anti-federation struggle in the southern province of Northern Rhodesia 1946-57, and lingering effects of the Kariba Dam Project in Zimbabwe.
Thayer Scudder, the anthropologist, began his career in 1956, when he studied the Gwembe Tonga, people who'd lived for centuries along the Zambezi River in what is now Zambia and were about to be resettled to infertile land because of the construction of what was once the largest dam in Africa, the Kariba Dam.