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Gibe is not Gila: Anti-dam activism gone awry

Monday, December 28, 2015 @ 10:48 pm

“Dam on Ethiopia’s Omo River Causing Hunger and Conflict”. That was the tittle of Sandra Postel’s alarming piece on National Geographic. Any sane person would (and should) be upset upon reading peoples’ suffering due to [...]

AfDB, World Bank to provide $1bln for Ethio-Kenya power lines

Thursday, May 9, 2013 @ 6:36 pm

“The financing for the project breaks down as follows: African Development Bank, US $338 million; World Bank US $684 million; Government of Ethiopia, US $32 million; Government of Kenya, US $88 million; and the expected financing from the [...]

Why Ethiopia turns a deaf ear to environmentalists' outcry

Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 8:40 pm

(Daniel Berhane) Last month, I had an informative chat with a State Minister in the energy sector in Bahir dar. As we were few kilometers away from the source of Nile, with foreign journalists nearby, he was wary of what I might inquire about the [...]

Gibe III dam | Group warns of ‘catastrophe’ in Omo Valley

Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 8:10 pm

SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE April 15, 2013 * Aid agencies turn blind eye to ‘catastrophe’ in Ethiopia * Three new reports predict disaster in Lower Omo Valley Three independent reports have warned that the controversial [...]

Briefing | Ethiopia’s sugar projects progressing steadily

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 11:53 pm

One of the main foci of the Growth and Transformation Plan is development of sugar production. The government intends that Ethiopia should be self-sufficient in sugar by the end of 2013 and increase production almost eightfold to 2.3 million tonnes [...]

China to loan $500 mil for Sugar projects in Omo and Afar

Saturday, October 6, 2012 @ 8:08 pm

Ethiopia Sugar Corporation has said it has signed agreements with the state-owned China Development Bank for US$500 million in loans to build two refineries. This is part of its plans to boost output almost tenfold by 2025. The Ministry of Finance [...]

Ethiopia-Kenya power line gets $348 mil., slated for next year

Saturday, October 6, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

(By Sheree Hanna) The African Development Fund is backing a huge project to build a new power line between two African countries lighting up an additional 870,000 households. An ambitious electricity scheme to connect Kenya and Ethiopia has won [...]

Gibe III dam| Lake Turkana: Set to dry? (Lion Lepalo Gideon)

Sunday, June 17, 2012 @ 11:59 pm

[By: Lion Lepalo Gideon – Save Lake Turkana Campaign Project] The proposed building of Gibe 3 Dam by Ethiopia will cause a radical reduction of inflow of water into Lake Turkana in Kenya, according to an Independent Environmental Impact [...]

Gibe III: Ethiopian dam spurs debate (By: Jenny Vaughan)

Friday, June 8, 2012 @ 2:00 am

The mud-coloured Omo River which snakes through green gorges, feeding lush vegetation and providing vital water to one of Ethiopia’s most remote regions, will also power a contentious dam project. The government says the Gibe III dam will [...]
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