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Large hydro is back in fashion

The ecological benefits of hydropower and its capacity to generate a lot of electricity are contributing to a new boom in hydro schemes in Africa.

Ethiopian droughts prompt hydro rethink

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will add 6,500 MW to generating capacity, but Ethiopia still needs to produce more power from wind and solar.

Egypt-Ethiopia tensions ease over dam

In mid-June, Ethiopia’s youthful new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, and his host, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, came out of a meeting in Cairo showing an unusual optimism and mutual confidence.…