Ange Asanzi

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International Rivers
Job title:
Africa Program Assistant
A voice of the voiceless
Personal bio:
From the Savannas just South of the Lake Tanganyika to the rain-forest in the Equator flows the Congo River....They all have different names but all contain water.
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 02:22
I traveled across Katanga in southeastern DRC, and all I found were transmission lines and a string of broken promises.
Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 12:11
The proposed Inga 3 Dam would displace up to 10,000 people. Meet the resourceful women of Inga, who've eked out a living despite economic hardship and now face an uncertain future.
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 10:16
Africa Program Associate Ange Asanzi talks about her love for the Congo River, the pride of the nation, and why she's fighting so hard to protect it.
Date: Friday, November 25, 2016 - 04:18
If built, the Democratic Republic of Congo's Grand Inga hydropower scheme will be the world's largest-ever hydro project. The only problem is that it won't actually benefit the Congolese people.
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 01:53
Secrecy has surrounded the Inga 3 Dam project in the Democratic Republic of Congo for years. But late in 2015, the government announced it was moving ahead. After so many delays, why is DRC suddenly in such a hurry?
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 00:40
The Nubian people of Sudan and Egypt faced catastrophe in the 1960s when the Aswan High Dam was built. Now they're facing displacement again in Sudan. The good news is, they've vowed to fight.
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 03:24
After years of advocacy and pressure, dam builders and governments are finally getting serious about resettlement and compensation for people displaced by dams. But it's not always easy to get it right.
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 04:27
It’s well known that Africa suffers from an appalling lack of infrastructure. With a population of 1.033 billion people, the continent boasts an installed electrical generating capacity of just 147,000 MW – that’s analogous to the installed capacity of Belgium, a country with a population of a mere 11.2 million. 
Date: Friday, May 22, 2015 - 01:34
 Foreign Policy’s recent article, “The River That Swallows All Dams
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 08:14
The People Need Electricity Now, Not in a Decade
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 13:46
The Congo River has a special place in the history of Congo – and to my own heart, as it is the river of my homeland. In fact the country is named after this huge river, the second largest freshwater river in the world, which covers 98% of DRC’s surface area. Yet today, this remarkable natural lifeline is suffering not just from the threat of large dams to come, but also the modern scourge of pollution.
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 07:25
What role can and should renewables play in the DR Congo, in light of an international push for megadams on the Congo River? Notes from a field visit to DRC.
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 07:46
A few days ago, during his visit to Kinshasa, Mahktar Diop, World Bank Vice President for the Africa region, confirmed the bank’s support for the Democratic Republic of Congo’s plan to build the Inga 3 hydroelectric dam.