Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Tensions rise as Grand Ethiopian Renaissance reservoir fills

Ethiopia denies reports of the GERD reservoir being filled even though satellite images show a steady increase in the amount of water being held back by the new mega-dam.

Talks over Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam still ongoing

Ongoing negotiations between Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia aimed at reaching an agreement on filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam are failing.
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US Treasury mediates talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan

The US facilitated the preparation of an agreement on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam involving Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan.
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Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan continue negotiations over hydro project

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will finalise agreement about the operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam by the end of February 2020.
Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam under construction. Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ethiopia

Evaluating Africa’s largest hydropower projects

Africa’s planned hydropower potential holds nearly 27GW of electricity; however, each project must traverse complex social and environmental challenges, coupled with the economics of...

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