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Ethiopia diverts Blue Nile for controversial dam build

Posted by Ethio Tribune on May 29, 2013

A boat on the Nile in the south of Egypt

Ethiopia has started diverting a stretch of the Blue Nile to make way for a $4.7bn (£3.1bn) hydroelectric dam that has caused a dispute with countries downstream, state media say.

The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is currently under construction, is part of a $12bn (£8bn) investment project to boost power exports.

The Blue Nile is one of two major tributaries of the Nile – one of the world’s longest rivers.

Egypt and Sudan object to the dam.

They say it violates a colonial-era agreement, which gives them rights to 90% of the Nile’s water...click here to read more from BBC

 

 

 

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