Rudo Sanyanga is working to protect people from the destructive impacts of large dams and helping communities affected by dams to seek reparations.
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Thursday, July 04, 2013
Will Congo’s Poor Benefit from World’s Largest Dam Project?
Africa’s poorest nation, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), plans to build the world’s largest – and most expensive – hydropower dam, Grand Inga, on the Congo River’s Inga Falls. A day before I set forth for the DRC, the huge project took a significant step forward with the signing of a “cooperation treaty” by the DRC and South African governments. The treaty makes South Africa the principal purchaser of the power generated at the Inga III power plant, the first phase of Grand Inga.
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Africa Needs Green Energy, Not Grand Inga
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma launched the COP 17 climate meeting in Durban last week with a speech on the potential for green energy to help build economic growth in South Africa. In a land blessed with huge potential for solar, wind, energy efficiency and other green energy sources, Zuma chose to highlight Africa’s biggest dam, the Grand Inga , on the Congo River.