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Vol 54 No 22

Published 1st November 2013


A dam for all

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

Key regional meetings are about to take place on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, probably Africa's biggest-ever development project to be undertaken without grants or concessional finance. After Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn declared in early October that his government considered the GERD to be 'jointly owned' with Egypt and Sudan, a high-level Egyptian delegation led by Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy is expected 'soon' in Addis Ababa.

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