Ethiopian dam plans spark regional tensions

SciDevNet: A group of Egyptian academics and experts have declared their opposition to the current plans for the US$4.8 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam -- on which work has started, and which will be Africa's largest hydroelectric power plant when completed -- because they believe it will damage their country. Egypt's Nile Basin Group was set up to assess the possible threat from the dam, which will lie close to Ethiopia's border with Sudan. Its members warn that the structure could slash the Nile's......

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