Nile Dam Debate and the Ethiopian Opposition

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Current arguments on diaspora media outlets against the proposed Nile dam boil down to “we don’t like TPLF, TPLF is proposing to build a dam, therefore we don’t like the dam.” This knee-jerk reaction is self defeating. I think the infrastructure projects that are currently underway are very important including this proposed dam.  The attempt to raise money locally is also important in the sense that it gives Ethiopians a direct stake in their development.

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