The National News : Le barrage contesté du Nil en Éthiopie commence à produire de l’électricité

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at a ceremony to mark the start of power generation from the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. AFP

Le Soudan et l’Égypte craignent que le barrage ne réduise leur approvisionnement en eau douce.

Ethiopia began generating electricity from its dam on the Blue Nile on Sunday, taking a step forward in its plans to use the $4 billion project to develop the country and lift millions out of poverty.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed toured the power station of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and started one of its turbines. He described the occasion as « the birth of a new era ». LINK TO ARTICLE