DW AngolaAngola's Lobito Corridor: From reconstruction to development

Angola's Lobito Corridor: From reconstruction to development


Published by the Chr. Michelsen Institute and the Centro de Estudos e Investigação Cientrifica, this April 2014 Angola Brief reviews the
state of the transport corridor which runs from the port of Lobito and
the city of Benguela though the hinterland of Angola before it connects
with the mineral rich regions in the Democratic Republic of Congo and
Zambia. The once important Benguela railway was destroyed during the war
and has not been in use since 1975. With Chinese assistance the railway
has now been rebuilt from Lobito to the border with Congo. Minerals are
yet to be transported to the port, but the corridor is already having
an impact on the lives of the communities living along the corridor and
is contributing to social and economic transformation.