African Hydropower: Damming At What Cost?

The fertile banks of Ethiopia’s Omo river have become the battleground of a struggle between two opposing camps: those who champion the construction of the Gibe III dam on the Omo, focusing on the potential for hydropower to boost Ethiopia’s economic development, and those who feel that the price paid by the Omo’s traditional agro-pastoralist communities would be too devastating to ignore.

The World Today Updated 13 October 2020 Published 1 April 2011 4 minute READ

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