FAO Quotables

"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
-Anne Applebaum

Monday, July 4, 2011

Ethiopia's Plan For A 'Power Hub' On The Nile

I came across this article in ACSS's excellent daily media review:

Ethiopia says it will build four more hydroelectric dams on the Nile river as part of a plan to become a power hub for Africa. Ethiopian power corporation manager Mihret Debebe said Wednesday the dams could produce up to 11,000 megawatts and that work will start after 2015. He says the electricity will be exported to neighboring countries. The

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