Rufiji


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Rufiji

(ro͞ofē`jē), river, c.375 mi (600 km) long, rising in the highlands of SW Tanzania, E Africa, and flowing NE then E to the Indian Ocean opposite Mafia Island. The Great Ruaha River is its chief tributary. There are irrigation and flood-control projects on the river. Cotton is raised in the delta.

Rufiji

 

a river in East Africa, in Tanzania. Formed by the confluence of the Luwegu and Kilombero rivers, whose sources are in the mountains to the east of Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi), the Rufiji empties into the Indian Ocean. It is approximately 1,400 km long from the source of the Luwegu and drains an area of 178,000 sq km. Fed by rain, the river overflows in the summer and fall; maximum flow rates occur from March through May. The rivers forming the Rufiji are full of rapids and are unnavigable; the Rufiji itself, below the Siguri Falls, flows through a lowland in a wide valley and is accessible to river vessels.

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It was evidenced dramatically in November 2017, when journalist Azory Gwanda, who was investigating mysterious killings and disappearances in his Rufiji region, went missing.
Mohammed Shaker the Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy and the Egyptian Ambassador to Tanzania witnessed the ceremony of laying the foundation stone for Rufiji Dam to generate hydroelectric power.
The President of the Republic of Tanzania John Magofoli and Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli had previously witnessed the signing ceremony for the construction of a hydro power dam project in the Rufiji river basin in Selous Reserve, owned by the Tanzanian Ministry of Energy.
Al-Sisi praised the signing of the contract for the construction of Stiegler's Gorge Hydroelectric Power Station in the basin of the Rufiji river between the Egyptian companies and the Tanzanian side.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian firm will provide engineering consultancy services for the construction of a major dam on the Rufiji River in Tanzania, where the $3 billion project is expected to create the largest reservoir in East Africa and double the electricity supply of the country.
The power plant on the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve is to be built by two Egyptian firms at a cost of more than $3bn (APS2.4bn).
Of these 60 were included in this study, approximately 20 from Rufiji, which comprises of one-third of the study area, and 40 from Kilombero and Ulanga districts.
(31.) Exavery A et al., Levels and correlates of non-adherence to WHO recommended inter-birth intervals in Rufiji, Tanzania, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2012, 12(1):152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-12-152.
Westerberg, "L-band polarimetric target decomposition of mangroves of the Rufiji Delta, Tanzania," Remote Sensing, vol.
Around fifty per cent of the surface run-off water flows towards Indian Ocean through Pangani, Wami, Ruvu, and Rufiji among other rivers systems with the balance flowing north-ward, into Lake Victoria, west-ward, into Lake Tanganyika, and south-ward, into Lake Nyasa [52, 55].
Blomberg, "Education and knowledge helps combating malaria, but not degedege: a cross-sectional study in Rufiji, Tanzania," Malaria Journal, vol.