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"Our gods never helped us again . . ." Tonga people describe resettlement and its aftermath
Panos
September, 2005

http://www.panos.org.uk/global/Rprojectdetails.asp?ProjectID=1010&ID=1004&RProjectID=1025

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In the late 1950s, the Tonga people of Zambia and Zimbabwe were subject to forced removal on a massive scale, to make way for the construction of a huge hydro-electric dam across the Zambezi River in Southern Africa. The Kariba Dam was the largest man-made dam in the world at that time. It was a powerful symbol for technological achievement and international cooperation. However, little attention was paid to the implications for the 57,000 Tonga who had to leave behind their homes and fertile land along the banks of the Zambezi, according to this Panos report.

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