July 15, 2011

Ethiopia to Build Massive Blue Nile Dam

Ker Than, National Geographic

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Ethiopia has announced that it will construct a controversial multibillion-dollar Nile River dam that could supply more than 5,000 megawatts of electricity for itself and its neighbors, including newcomer South Sudan.

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TAGGED: Hydroelectric Power, Nile River, Rivers, Dam, Ethiopia


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