Ethiopia’s dams threaten thousands of Kenyans: environmentalists

Some 300,000 Kenyans who depend on Turkana, the world’s biggest desert lake, could run short of drinking water and fish if Ethiopia moves ahead with plans to construct two more dams on... Read more »

The people pushed out of Ethiopia’s fertile farmland

5 January 2015 Last updated at 19:04 ET By Matthew Newsome Ethiopia The construction of a huge dam in Ethiopia and the introduction of large-scale agricultural businesses has been controversial – finding... Read more »
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Is the tide turning against the killing of ‘cursed’ infants in Ethiopia?

(CNN) — His top teeth came in before his bottom teeth. That is how elders of the Kara tribe determined that a healthy baby boy needed to be killed. The child was... Read more »

Ethiopia – An Alternative Energy Future Beyond Hydropower?

Like many countries in Africa, Ethiopia is investigating the country’s renewable energy potential. While recent hydroelectric projects, including the 1,870 megawatt $2.2 billion Gilgel Gibe III dam on the Omo River and... 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 »
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Protest targets Italian government over Ethiopian dam disaster

Demonstrators outside the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome today will urge the government to deny Ethiopia €250 million for construction of the controversial Gibe III dam. The dam will devastate... Read more »