DRC needs two-track approach to fix its electricity deficit

Agathe Maupin, University of the Witwatersrand The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is expected to go to the polls to elect a new leader to succeed President Joseph Kabila, whose mandate expires on 19 December. This should have happened towards the end of November but the DRC’s constitutional court recently approved a request by the …

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A simple way to prevent African water wars

By Nader Noureddine Ethiopia should lower the height of its Renaissance saddle dam to defuse the water crisis, says Nader Noureddine. The first stage of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance dam project is fast approaching its end. At 70 metres high, the dam is just 25 metres shy of the target for this stage of the project. …

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Ethiopian dam deal ignores science, warn experts

By Rehab Abd Almohsen [Republished under a Creative Commons license from SciDev.Net.] [CAIRO] Water scientists from Egypt have raised concerns over a declaration governing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam that is meant to ensure fair access to Nile water for countries downstream. The Declaration of principles, which the leaders of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan signed …

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