Ethiopia: Renaissance Dam - Is It Worth Building?

[Addis Fortune]A historic moment, dreamed of for generations, became a reality on April 2, 2011, with the announcement of the commencement of construction on the largest hydroelectric power dam in Africa - the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). This 4.8 billion dollar project is taking place on the Blue Nile River, in North western Ethiopia, in the Buamza Kebele of Benshangul Gumuz Regional State - an area free from volcanic activities.