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Partially Chinese-Financed Hydropower Dam Cuts Power Deliveries to Zambia, Zimbabwe Due to Lack of Water

The Chinese-financed/built Kariba Dam will cut power deliveries to both Zambia and Zimbabwe due to receding water levels.

Environmentalists have warned for years that southern Africa’s Chinese-financed hydroelectric building binge would eventually collide with the reality that the region doesn’t have enough water.

Officials at the Zambezi River Authority that runs the Kariba Dam announced power deliveries to customers in both Zimbabwe and Zambia will be cut beginning next Thursday. The dam, jointly owned by Zambia and Zimbabwe, has the capacity to generate 1,050 megawatts but will output just 300 megawatts.

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