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Tanzania and Zambia to Revive TAZARA Rail Line

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan welcomes her Zambian counterpart Hakainde Hichilema for an official state visit. Image via @HHichilema.

The leaders of Tanzania and Zambia have agreed to find the money to refurbish the Chinese-built TAZARA rail line. The line, built at great financial and human cost by China in the early 1970s, is an icon of early Africa-China cooperation. It’s unknown if Chinese companies or lenders will join the upgrade. 

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