ZAMBIA: Kaunda in Command

In the long and colorful history of railroading, few tracks have been laid any faster than those of the Tanzam Railway, which is currently moving southwestward from the Tanzanian port of Dar es Salaam to the copper belt of Zambia at the extraordinary rate of three miles a day. The 1,162-mile line, financed with the help of a $402 million interest-free loan from China, is being built by 15,000 Chinese, laboring alongside 35,000 Zambians and Tanzanians. The hardest part of the job — 21 tunnels, 200 bridges and some 1,000...

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