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The Zambezi River is the heart of Mozambique, pumping life into one of the most productive and biologically diverse tropical floodplains in Africa. The river drains seven countries and is the fourth largest river system in Africa. The lower Zambezi in Mozambique feeds the largest delta in East Africa and directly supports around 2.8 million people, most of whom are rural villagers. As mighty as the Zambezi River is, past and present mismanagement of dams is slowly killing this life line of resources and diversity.