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Ethiopia Plans Africa’s Biggest Dam

AFRICANGLOBE - Dubbed the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, it will be Africa's biggest dam and will depend on water from the 6,700-km Nile River, the world's longest river.

Ethiopia Bids to Be Africa’s Energy Powerhouse

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia is turning to renewable energy technology as the East African country looks to become a powerhouse for its regional partners. Last month, Ethiopia launched one of the continent's largest wind farms in a bid to rapidly boost its generating capacity over the next three to five years.

Ethiopia Captures the Blue Nile

AFRICANGLOBE - In addition to Egypt’s latest political turmoil, its government is extremely worried about Ethiopia’s newest dam on the headwaters of the Blue Nile. The Blue Nile is the leading source of water for the north-flowing Nile. Fears in Egypt and the Sudan are that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will radically reduce the Nile’s flow.

No Financial Shortage Threatening Ethiopian Dam Construction

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn confirmed that there is no financial constraint threatening construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Ethiopia’s Massive Nile Dam Could Ease Africa’s Power Failures

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia's massive Nile dam echoes the Hoover Dam in scale and scope, offering the hope of a brighter economic future in Ethiopia and the Nile region. Ethiopia's big Nile dam – called the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – will cost $4.2 billion and be able to produce 6,000 megawatts of electricity.

International Panel Presents Final Report On Ethiopia’s Nile Dam

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia's Ministry of Water and Energy disclosed on Saturday that the International Panel of Experts which has been investigating the efficacy of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has presented its final report to the governments of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt.

Egypt: We Will Not Allow Anyone to Harm Our Share of...

AFRICANGLOBE - A belligerent spokesperson for Egypts's Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation Dr. Khaled Waseef denied on Friday 12/4/2013 reports on the negative impacts that the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam poses on Egypt's annual quota of Nile water estimated at 55, 5 billion cubic meters.