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