Ethiopia's Nile River Dam Nears Completion Amid Controversy

Ethiopia is just about finished with a huge infrastructure project: a mega dam on the Nile River. The dam will include a hydroelectric plant to generate power for the country, but it's also generating controversy downstream — especially in Egypt, which opposes the project.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with the BBC's Africa correspondent Alastair Leithead (@aleithead) in London.

This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.



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