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Ethiopia, risen from the ashes

I’m crazy about Ethiopia. It’s exciting and elegant and stuffed full of history and drama. It offers vast distances between its remarkable tourist sites so, for a traveller like me who wants to get lost in the journey, it’s a fascinating place to visit and one that’s rapidly changing. It’s …

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History in the making

Ethiopia has gone through ups and downs in a bid to build Africa’s largest hydropower plant – the USD 4.8 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) – on the Blue Nile river. And, of course, the roller coaster ride was sweetened by the magic of nationhood.   In that regard, …

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Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan pick two firms for Nile dam study

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have picked two firms to carry out studies on the potential impact of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam on the flow of the Nile, an Egyptian official said. The leaders of the three countries signed a co-operation deal in Khartoum in March that …

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