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).
ThinkAfricaPress, 3 December 2012
Without greater oversight, Ethiopia's secretive new dam could have disastrous environmental, social and political impacts. read more »
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 (analysis)
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 »
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 »
Ethiopian Press Agency, 9 November 2012
Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have agreed to resume their tripartite cooperation under the Eastern Nile Basin. read more »
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 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 »