Lake Tana

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
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Jun 24th, 2013
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By Daniel Kendie, Ph.D. Associate Professor of History Abstract As early as the 4th century B.C., Herodotus observed that Egypt was a gift of the Nile. That observation is no less true today than in the distant past, because not only the prosperity of Egypt, but also its very existence depends on the...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 23rd, 2013
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Cattle herding. Tribal nomadic lifestyles. The last rest stop for the Ark of the Covenant. The birthplace of Haile Selassie I and the Queen of Sheba. These images perhaps readily come to mind when one thinks of Ethiopia, but Ethiopian businessman Tadiwos Belete is eager to challenge that scope. ̶...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 6th, 2013
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The land of Ethiopia, rich in natural, cultural and religious treasures and centered on the crossroads between North Africa, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa is consistently hailed as a must-see destination. Its 2,500 years of documented history (and 1500 years of Christian observance) has been...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 4th, 2013
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By Alemayehu G Mariam All dictators on the African continent have sought immortality by leaving a legacy that will outlive them and endure for the ages. But all have inherited the wind. Kwame Nkrumah led the first sub-Saharan African country to gain independence from colonialism in 1957. Nkrumaism so...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 23rd, 2012
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Ethiopia – Ethiopia has begun construction of a 6,000 megawatt (MW) hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile river, a move that has been greeted enthusiastically by many Ethiopians but that is causing concern in the downstream nations of Sudan and Egypt. The project, which is scheduled to take six and a ha...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 3rd, 2012
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By Seifulaziz Milas Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam, built on the Blue Nile near the Ethiopian border with Sudan, is all about producing electricity. And electricity is a key to Ethiopia’s future. However, historically, proposed exploitation of these resources has brought it in to diplomatic conflict with...
By benim
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Dec 24th, 2010
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A lot has been said about Abay River and the Blue Nile: patriotic poems have been composed, beautiful songs sung in their honor; accords signed, major wars fought and boundaries demarcated. After the recent inauguration of the highly political Tekeze dam in Tigray and the Tana-Beles project in Amhara...