The entrance to the Tazara  Memorial Park in Chongwe, near Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. Photo: Xinhua
The entrance to the Tazara Memorial Park in Chongwe, near Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. Photo: Xinhua

50 years on, Chinese role in Africa’s Freedom Railway from Zambia to Tanzania remains on track

  • Landlocked Zambia’s vital link to Tanzanian seaport was backed by China with money and lives in the 1970s
  • Beijing will now help to revitalise the Tazara, seen as a reason for the unwavering support it enjoys in many African capitals

The entrance to the Tazara  Memorial Park in Chongwe, near Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. Photo: Xinhua
The entrance to the Tazara Memorial Park in Chongwe, near Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. Photo: Xinhua
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