Could Mega Dam be Disastrous for East Africa?

The construction of the Gibe III Dam, the world’s fourth largest hydropower project, has raised concerns that more than half a million people’s livelihoods in Ethiopia and Kenya could be threatened.

Sunset over a section of the Nile River (file photo).

  • Ethiopia:  Huge Dam Could Be Disastrous for Region

    ThinkAfricaPress, 3 December 2012

    Without greater oversight, Ethiopia's secretive new dam could have disastrous environmental, social and political impacts. read more »

  • Kenya:  Impact of Ethiopia's Gibbe Dam Project

    The Star, 15 January 2013

    We are species of self-professed fixers: our forbears domesticated plants and animals and liberated our kind from hunting and gathering; when natural capacity waned the genius of ... read more »

  • Ethiopia:  Panel Pushes Study On Nile Dam

    Sudan Tribune, 1 December 2012

    The international panel of experts asked by Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan to assess the impact of Ethiopia's controversial Nile dam project has continued its study despite fresh ... read more »

  • Ethiopia:  Nile Dam Worries Sudan, Egypt

    AlertNet, 23 November 2012

    Ethiopia has begun construction of a 6,000 megawatt (MW) hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile river, a move that has been greeted enthusiastically by many Ethiopians but that is ... read more »

  • East Africa:  Enough in the Nile to Share, Little to Waste

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 16 November 2012

    As Ethiopia's massive dam-building plans continue to cause disquiet in downstream Egypt, new research suggests there is sufficient water in the Nile for all 10 countries it flows ... read more »

  • East Africa:  Cross-Border Resource Management - How Do the Nile Countries Fare?

    This is Africa, 15 November 2012

    Countries are struggling to agree over the use of the Nile's water, raising questions about cross-border resource management. read more »

  • Africa:  Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan Agree On Water Co-operation

    Ethiopian Press Agency, 9 November 2012

    Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have agreed to resume their tripartite cooperation under the Eastern Nile Basin. read more »

  • Kenya:  Nile Water Not Helping Farmers, Report Says

    The Star, 8 November 2012

    The Nile Basin has enough water for agriculture but water management policies in its 11 countries risk locking out small-scale farmers, a new research has found out. read more »

  • Egypt:  Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia Experts Convene in Addis Ababa

    Egypt State Information Service, 6 November 2012

    Meetings of technical experts from Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia kicked off on Monday 5/11/2012 in the Ethiopian capital to set the agenda for meetings of the eastern Nile Basin water ... read more »