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  1. Ethiopia Plans More New Dams: Minister

    11 Nov 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia is planning to build new dams on rivers other than the Nile in order to “take advantage of all out water resources,” Minister of Energy and Water Motuma Mekasa said this week. As ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/11/2015 - 10:01

  2. Climate Change, Ethiopian Development Threaten Lake Turkana: Report

    15 Oct 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Heightened industrial and agricultural development in Ethiopia, alongside the effects of climate change, is threatening the survival of Lake Turkana in Kenya, according to a new r ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/15/2015 - 10:17

  3. Kenyan Environment Authority Warns About Declining Levels in Lake Turkana

    27 Jan 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has raised the alarm over rapidly dropping water levels in Lake Turkana. The authority said last week that the lake’s levels had decrease ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/27/2015 - 10:39

  4. DFID Denies Links to Controversial Evictions, Dam in Ethiopia

    12 Mar 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has dismissed claims that it indirectly funded the ongoing forced resettlement of Lower Omo River communities in Ethiopia to pave t ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/12/2014 - 10:04

  5. Kenya, Ethiopia Hammering Out Agreement on Gibe III Dam

    18 Oct 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Kenyan and Ethiopian water ministries are moving toward an agreement concerning construction of Ethiopia’s controversial Gilgel Gibe III Dam project, according to regional director for the U ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/18/2013 - 10:26

  6. Kenya to Re-Engage Ethiopia Over Gibe Dams

    19 Jul 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Kenyan government pledged this week that it would start fresh bilateral talks with Ethiopia in a bid to end the dispute over construction of the Gibe dams. Environmental groups claim the dam ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/22/2013 - 18:44

  7. Ethiopia Releases Sudanese Rebels in a Bid to Prevent Attacks on Grand Renaissance Dam

    The Ethiopian government recently released rebel prisoners from the Benshangul People’s Liberation Movement (BPML), which operates from Sudan, as part of a peace process geared toward protecting the controversial Grand Renaissance Dam from attack, accordi ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/17/2013 - 14:08

  8. Ethiopia’s Gibe III Dam, Land Grabs Put 500,000 People at Risk: Survival International

    The controversial Gibe III Dam, which is set to begin operations next year, and land grabs in the Lower Omo Valley will leave 500,000 local people in Ethiopia and Kenya at risk of conflict and hunger, according to Survival International, a London-based or ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2013 - 05:12

  9. Kenyan Environmentalists Oppose Chinese-Funded Ethiopian Dam

    Kenyan environmental group Friends of Lake Turkana last week called on the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China to not provide a promised $500 million USD loan to Ethiopia for the $1.7 billion USD Gibe III Hydro-electric Dam. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/20/2012 - 11:05

  10. UNESCO Denies Lake Turkana Rescue Plan


    Local Press Report - 07/11/2012 - 09:47

  11. Ethiopia Criticized Over Omo River Evictions

    The Ethiopian government is under pressure from international human rights organizations to halt its campaign of forced evictions from the Lower Omo Valley, where it is building a dam for irrigation and hydropower generation. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/25/2012 - 10:16

  12. Kenya, Ethiopia End Stalemate Over Omo River

    13 Jul 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The governments of Kenya and Ethiopia have fast-tracked establishment of a joint cooperative framework for sustainable utilization of the Omo River, allaying concerns raised by reports of a pote ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/20/2011 - 18:50