Tensions brew over Ethiopia's controversial mega-dam - News Summed Up

Tensions brew over Ethiopia's controversial mega-dam


Ethiopia's hydroelectric dam is raising tensions within the region, as it relies on water from the Nile to fill its reservoirs. The largest hydroelectric dam in Africa is set to produce 5 000 megawatts of electricity. Ethiopia's massive hydroelectric dam project on a tributary of the Nile has raised regional tensions notably with Egypt, which depends on the huge river for 97% of its water supply, and with Sudan. Its drainage basin of more than three million square kilometres covers 10 countries: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The $4.2-billion dam will ultimately produce more than 5 000 megawatts of electricity, making it Africa's biggest hydroelectric dam and doubling Ethiopia's electricity output.


Source: Ethiopian News August 15, 2022 10:54 UTC



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