Which way for Tazara?

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JACK ZIMBA, Lusaka
WHEN it was constructed four decades ago, it was the crown jewel of Africa that epitomised the resilience, friendship and ingenuity of three nations – China, Tanzania and Zambia.
The Tanzania Zambia Railway (TAZARA), which is owned by Tanzania and Zambia on a 50-50 shareholding basis, was built with a Chinese loan in the 1970s. (more…)

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TAZARA’s first step of 1,000 miles

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CHAMBO NG’UNI, Kapiri Mposhi
AMID daunting operational challenges, the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority’s (TAZARA) annual freight traffic volumes hit a low of 88,000 metric tonnes (mt) in 2015.
Its wagons in past years were taking more than 100 days to make a return trip on the 1,860 km stretch from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia. (more…)

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