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Ethiopia progress on Grand Renaissance dam project

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March 21, 2014
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Ethiopia is making progress on the construction of its Grand Renaissance dam project on the Nile river. The Horn of Africa country began diverting the Blue Nile in May 2013 to build the 6,000 MW dam which will be Africa's largest when completed in 2017. Video provided by AFP


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