Eng. Azeb Asnake

Salini says filling Gibe III dam started

The Italian construction firm, Salini, last Saturday started filling the Gilgel Gibe dam. Eng. Azeb Asnake, project manager of Gilgel Gibe III, told The Reporter that the contractor has finalised the basement... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Hydroelectric Program – Boon or Folly?

Developing countries worldwide view the construction of power facilities as integral to their economic development to lift their populations out of poverty. Ethiopia has now embarked on massive hydroelectric schemes currently involving... Read more »

Africa’s Friend China Finances $9.3 Billion of Hydropower

When completed in 2013, Gibe III on Ethiopia’s Omo River will be Africa’s tallest dam, a $2.2 billion project that conservationists say will deprive birds and hippos of vital habitat. Some 600 miles... Read more »

Ethiopia reject UN recommendation to stop Gilgel Gibe III dam construction

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Ethiopian officials say they will not heed the U.N.’s recommendation to halt construction on a dam that the world body says endangers a world heritage site. Project manager... Read more »

Kenyan MPs Say Ethiopia’s Move To Divert Waters Of River Omo Will Dry Up Turkana Lake

NAIROBI, Aug 11 –Kenyan members of Parliament have warned that the country’s Lake Turkana, the world biggest saline lake, risks drying up should the Ethiopian government proceed with the proposed construction of... Read more »

Meles Zenawi says anti-dam groups keep Africa poor

Barry Malone * Ethiopia building huge dams to beat power shortages * Says western campaigners only focus on Africa ADDIS ABABA – (Reuters) Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi denounced Westerners on Thursday... Read more »
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Hundreds of groups sign petition against Ethiopian dam

Tesfa-Alem Tekle (ADDIS ABABA) – Some 400 organizations from across the world have signed a petition against the construction of Ethiopia’s multi-billion dollar Gibe III Dam project, Survival International has told Sudan... Read more »
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Kenyans to Protest Chinese Involvement in Ethiopia’s Gibe III Dam

APA -Nairobi (Kenya) – Members of civil society and other concerned individuals in Kenya are on Sunday, 20 February 2011 scheduled to stage a peaceful protest march to petition the Chinese government... Read more »