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Blue nile

  • Ethiopia’s largest lake crippled by water weed and gaps in polices to conserve it

    September 6, 2018

    Dagim Terefe September 06, 2018 Lake Tana, the source of Blue Nile ranks the largest lake in Ethiopia. But it’s contaminated. Its pollution is attributed to surface and underground discharge of wastes; degradation of its wetlands; siltation; upstream river damming; excessive withdrawal of its water for various purposes and introduction of invasive alien species into […]

  • The Blue Nile is Not Blue!

    August 17, 2018

    By Ishraqa Abbas August 17, 2018 When our polite tour guide at the Grand Addis Ababa Hotel told us that our trip to the source of the Blue Nile (the Blue Nile gorge) would be exciting and enjoyable, it never came to my mind it could be that horrible and tiring; and that I would […]