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Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and his ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front will be pushing major infrastructure projects including the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the railway linking Addis Ababa to Djibouti

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  • Vol 55 No 7
  •  4th April 2014

Dam leak hits Addis

Ethiopia risks isolation in the row with Egypt over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) now that the previously secret Independent Panel of Experts' report on the dam has been leaked (AC Vol 55 No 4, Torpedo the dam). Egypt had ...

  • Vol 55 No 5
  •  7th March 2014

Aid and ethics clash

Britain and the US are accused of complicity in human rights abuses, highlighting difficult choices about democracy and development

  • Vol 55 No 4
  •  21st February 2014

'Torpedo the dam'

Egypt is protesting to the United Nations Security Council and the International Criminal Court about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. It will also boycott a meeting in Khartoum with Ethiopia and Sudan on the US$4.2 billion project (AC Vol 54 No 22, A...

  • Vol 54 No 25
  •  13th December 2013

Secrets of the dam builder

Sudan has now thrown its weight behind the Millennium Dam, at a time when curiosity about the contractor, Salini, was already growing

  • Vol 54 No 25
  •  13th December 2013

Salini looks to expand

Salini has merged with a Milan-based multinational construction competitor. A Salini statement said that a September Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting of Impregilo SpA, a 1.9 billion euro (US$2.6 bn.) construction company listed on the Milan Stock...

  • Vol 54 No 25
  •  13th December 2013

Shoring up regional support

After a period of defiant independence, Addis Ababa has now, belatedly perhaps, built strong diplomatic support behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Before the joint meeting of the Ethiopian, Sudanese and Egyptian water ministers and top officials ...

  • Vol 54 No 25
  •  13th December 2013

Another dam under fire

The Gibe III dam on the Omo River may threaten Lake Turkana and those who depend on it

  • Vol 54 No 22
  •  1st November 2013

A dam for all

Ethiopia might attract Egyptian finance for its vast dam, although many financial and technical hurdles remain

  • Vol 54 No 21
  •  18th October 2013

No runner for office

The governing Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front played it safe by electing Mulatu Teshome Wirtu to the largely ceremonial office of President on 7 October. Mulatu, who once sat on the EPRDF Executive Committee, was until recently Amb...

  • Vol 54 No 18
  •  6th September 2013

Demos galore

The opposition Semayawi Party has said it will hold a demonstration on 7 September, having failed to stage a promised public show of opposition to the government in Addis Ababa on 1 September because it clashed with a pro-government demonstration. The pol...

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