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Egypt’s president says ready to visit Ethiopia up to 3 times to resolve dam issue

24 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Hend Kortam, Daily News

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said Sunday Egypt is working to ensure that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) does not damage its water interests or reduce Egypt’s “historical share of water”.
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Why is Ethiopia’s hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile sized for 6000 MW?

9 Dec

by Asfaw Beyene*, Ph.D.
Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

This is continuation of my previous commentary entitled “Reflections on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam,” dated 14 June 2013. Here, I will try to address the issues of size and capacity of the dam which were missing from my previous article. Thank you all who brought this issue to my attention, Dr. SK in particular.
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A professional’s reflections on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

8 Dec

by Asfaw Beyene,* Ph.D.
Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

On a recent Sunday morning a friend called and asked me to tune-in to an online discussion forum on one of the Ethiopian Paltalk forums. 500 attendants, the maximum allowed per room, packed the voice chatting room. After several attempts, I was able to join the room, which was managed by a postmaster named Aba Mela whose civil tone was pleasing.
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