12 Things You Didn’t Know About the Economy of the Zambezi River

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Written by Keren Mikva
Zambezi Gas at work mining coal in the river basin region SouthernEye.co.zw
Zambezi Gas at work mining coal in the river basin region
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Coal mining is prevalent and controversial in the Zambezi basin

Coal mining in the Zambezi river basin, particularly in Mozambique, has long been a profitable and controversial industry. While it has largely been determined that the mining has little impact on the main streams of the Zambezi, towns along its tributaries have to deal with contaminated waters from acid mine drainage, threatening both the biodiversity of the region as well as human health.