Freedom Railroad

Authors

  • Martin Bailey

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-027-11-1976-04_3

Keywords:

History, Inequality

Abstract

Almost a century ago Cecil Rhodes dreamt of a Cape-to-Cairo railroad that would slice open the African continent to British imperial rule. The transcontinental link was never built, and the section between the Zambian Copperbelt and the Tanzanian port of Dar es Salaam remained uncompleted until 1975 when—thanks to Chinese assistance—the last length of steel track was lowered into place to provide a rail outlet for Zambia through independent Africa.

Published

1976-04-03

Issue

Section

Articles