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Ethiopian protestors march down 42nd Street in New York during a “It’s my Dam” protest on March 11, 2021. Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images
Solar and wind power could break the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam deadlockArticle

For several years, political tensions between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have been escalating in a conflict over the near-complete Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd)...

Sebastian Sterl 19 Apr 2021

Ghana's Bui Dam raises concerns - again - about hydro power projects
Ghana's Bui Dam raises concerns - again - about hydro power projectsArticle

In the early years of African independence, hydroelectricity offered the promise of modernity and development...

Roger Gocking 24 Mar 2021

Innovations on the Nile over millennia offer lessons in engineering sustainable futures
Innovations on the Nile over millennia offer lessons in engineering sustainable futuresArticle

Africa is the continent most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. That's largely because many of its people and governments are too poor to do what's needed...

Mike Muller 19 Mar 2021

Satellite data provides fresh insights into the amount of water in the Nile basin
Satellite data provides fresh insights into the amount of water in the Nile basinArticle

Flowing through 11 African countries, the Nile River plays an important role in the lives of more than 24% of Africa's population...

Emad Hasan and Aondover Tarhule 9 Nov 2020

How the Grand Renaissance Dam might spark basin-wide water cooperation
How the Grand Renaissance Dam might spark basin-wide water cooperationArticle

Ethiopia's on-going construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River has attracted speculation that it could lead to a 'water war'...

Ashok Swain 3 Aug 2020

The Grand Renaissance Dam: what's at stake and what could break the deadlock
The Grand Renaissance Dam: what's at stake and what could break the deadlockArticle

The Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam is inching closer to completion, rekindling the environmental and political controversies that have dogged the project from the start nearly 10 years ago...

Mahemud Tekuya 23 Jul 2020

In the future there will be more rain, but less water, in the Nile Basin
In the future there will be more rain, but less water, in the Nile BasinArticle

The Nile - the world's longest river - runs through 11 countries in Africa and has a basin that covers about 3 million sq kms, nearly 10% of the continent's landmass...

Ethan D. Coffel and Justin S. Mankin 14 Jan 2020

All the 2019 African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards winners
All the 2019 African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards winnersArticle

Ethiopia's former state minister in the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy Wondimu Tekle Sigo was among the winners at the annual African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards...

20 May 2019

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is the new reality. Why a deal must be done
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is the new reality. Why a deal must be doneArticle

Africa's longest river the Nile runs through 11 countries. One of them is Ethiopia which contributes about 85% of the Nile water flowing to Sudan and Egypt...

Shimelis Dessu 27 Feb 2019

Hydropower plays a massive role electrifying many countries. Photo: Shutterstock
New dams in Africa could add risk to power supplies down the lineArticle

In the 1980s and 1990s parts of Africa saw a surge in dam building for energy production. After a brief hiatus there has been renewed interested. Many new construction projects are planned and underway across sub-Saharan Africa...

Declan Conway 15 Jan 2018

Pockets of promise: seven African countries to watch
Pockets of promise: seven African countries to watchArticle

The Economist Intelligence Unit has identified a number of mid-tier countries expected to continue to perform well over the medium term due to public investment plans, consumer demand patterns, and trade dynamics...

5 Jul 2017

API Summit & Expo to address new reality in African property market
API Summit & Expo to address new reality in African property marketArticle

API Events is hosting the eighth annual API Summit & Expo in Johannesburg, 24-25 August...

10 May 2017

The most important dam you probably haven't heard of
The most important dam you probably haven't heard ofArticle

Large dams are major nation-building projects. They harness power to generate energy, provide water for large-scale irrigation and can help control flooding. And politicians often describe them as symbols of national power and technical prowess...

Jennifer Drake 30 Aug 2016

The Spark
Making music and electricity with new Spark inventionArticle

Social entrepreneurs, like musician Sudha Kheterpal and the Spark electricity-generating musical instrument, are bringing the universal electrification goal closer...

14 Jul 2016

Technical discussions needed for GERD
Technical discussions needed for GERDArticle

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is now approximately 50% complete...

Dale Whittington 9 Jun 2016

Project financing picture in Africa is mixed
Project financing picture in Africa is mixedArticle

It is an audacious $4.8bn project undertaken by one of the world's poorest countries. At the construction site in the Benishangul region of Ethiopia near the Sudanese border, some 8,500 workers are labouring tirelessly every day to build the gigantic Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam...

Kingsley Ighobor and Busani Bafana 4 Mar 2015

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