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Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
New research shows how tensions between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt, and controversy over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam can be dealt with and a win-win situation found for the hydropower project's long-term operation.
Conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region could cause a delay in confirming a resolution surrounding Africa's largest and most controversial hydroelectric project.
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.
Ongoing negotiations between Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia aimed at reaching an agreement on filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam are failing.
The US facilitated the preparation of an agreement on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam involving Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan.
Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will finalise agreement about the operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam by the end of February 2020.
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 post colonialism, writes Ruth Krüger, an independent researcher at the...