GERD

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 21st, 2014
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By Beyene, B.M.* In 2011, the Ethiopian government announced its plan to construct the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile. Acknowledging the difficulty to get funding from foreign sources (mainly due to Egypt’s campaign against any project on the Nile in the upstream countries), ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 23rd, 2014
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In the first two parts of this series, we presented a focused analysis of the GERD, based on evidentiary information that is available in the public domain. We argued objectively and cogently that the social, economic, environmental and ecological adverse impacts of the GERD could be incalculable, an...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 12th, 2014
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By Getachew Begashaw (PhD)* Part I: Economic and Political Backdrop Most Ethiopians agree that appropriately planned, designed, constructed, and operated dams on Abay (the Blue Nile) are economic necessities that should be supported to ensure the long-term economic development of the country and the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 21st, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam Last week, in a bizarre display of faux outrage and indignation, the regime in Ethiopia unleashed its big “experts” to go after International Rivers, an organization that has been leading the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of indigenous communities that depend ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 15th, 2014
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International River Network (IRN): “GERD Panel of Experts Report: Big Questions Remain” Response by GERD National Panel of Experts For so many years now the IRN, International River Network, this self-appointed “guardian” of all rivers of the world, has been leaving no stone u...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 13th, 2014
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The National Panel of Experts linked to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has slammed the International Rivers Network (IRN) for criticising the Renaissance Dam project, accusing the body of being biased and supporting Egypt against the dam. The panel accused, in a statement issued Thursday,...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 22nd, 2014
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Teshome Abebe If the worth of a project were in direct proportion to the support it received from the stakeholders, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) would be a huge success. But the GERD is much more than just a project. It is rather a reminder of what happens when you combine talent and vi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 6th, 2013
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Ethiopians living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE ) have so far bought US$2.5 million worth of bonds for the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). They have also pledged to buy another $ 95,000 worth of bonds. Ethiopia’s Consul General in the UAE, Misaganu Arega, speaking...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 4th, 2013
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UNICEF Ethiopia has appointed the Ethiopian-born Hanna Godefa, acclaimed for her enthusiastic efforts in fund-raising for charities and such projects as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam(GERD) as goodwill Ambassador of Human Rights. Hanna signed an agreement with Shadrack Omol, officer-in-charge of...