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Ethiopia dam could start power generation by June

A much-delayed $1.8 billion dam project under construction along Ethiopia's Omo river could begin generating power by June and be fully operational by early 2016, an official said on Thursday. Gilgel Gibe 3 will nearly double

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Ethiopia dam could start power generation by June

A much-delayed $1.8 billion dam project under construction along Ethiopia's Omo river could begin generating power by June and be fully operational by early 2016, an official said on Thursday. Gilgel Gibe 3 will nearly double

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Ethiopia plans $475m metro completion in January

Ethiopia expects to complete the Chinese-backed construction of a $475 million metro rail system in the capital Addis Ababa next month, the head of the project said. The project, built by China Railway Engineering Corporation (CRE

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Ethiopia touts ancient churches in tourism drive

When Scottish explorer James Bruce published a five-volume work in 1790 about his search in Ethiopia for the source of the Nile, European readers dismissed his account of ancient churches and castles: surely no such things existed in the heart o

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Toshiba signs geothermal power generation deal in Ethiopia

Toshiba Corporation has signed a deal with Ethiopian Electric Power on a comprehensive partnership in geothermal power that will see the parties collaborate in power generation projects and personnel development. Ethiopian Electri

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Toshiba signs geothermal power generation deal in Ethiopia

Toshiba Corporation has signed a deal with Ethiopian Electric Power on a comprehensive partnership in geothermal power that will see the parties collaborate in power generation projects and personnel development. Ethiopian Electri

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Giant Nile dam will make Ethiopia a power hub

Ethiopia's bold decision to pay for a huge dam itself has overturned generations of Egyptian control over the Nile's waters, and may help transform one of the world's poorest countries into a regional hydropower hub. B

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Saudi expulsions leave broken dreams in Africa, Asia

More than a million people from across the world - managers, maids, accountants and laborers - have left Saudi Arabia since March, after years or even decades working in the Gulf state, which sustains its own citizens with oil revenues.

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Egypt seeks assertive role, worries about Nile dam

Egypt's new military-backed cabinet made clear on Saturday it wanted to play an assertive role in regional politics, urging Ethiopia to attend talks over a dam on the Nile and stressing it sought change in Syria. "Egypt&#

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Egypt ‘concerned’ over Nile water row with Ethiopia

Egypt said on Saturday it was highly concerned that Ethiopia had not responded to an invitation to discuss a dispute over a giant dam that Ethiopia plans to build on the river Nile. "Egypt is deeply worried that Ethiopia has

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