Africa’s largest dam powers dreams of prosperity in Ethiopia and fears of hunger in Egypt

As the reservoir fills on the Blue Nile, people in both countries are preparing for changes the dam may bring By Max Bearak and Sudarsan Raghavan Oct. 15 at 1:29 p.m. A colossal dam is near completion on Ethiopia’s stretch of the Nile, a project so large that it promises to set the country on a path to industrialization that could lift tens of millions out of poverty. Downstream in Egypt, where the Nile meets the sea, a starkly different picture emerges: The dam is a giant, menacing barrier that could be used to hold back the source of nearly

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Africa’s largest dam powers dreams of prosperity in Ethiopia and fears of hunger in Egypt