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Ethiopia: Troubles Downstream

Traveling by boat along the River Omo
Crossing Continents
Thursday, 26 March, 2009
At 1102 GMT on BBC Radio 4

Peter Greste journeys down the Omo River from Ethiopia's central highlands to Northern Kenya where the lives of nearly half a million of the world's most remote tribes people are threatened by a massive hydro-electricity project.

The tribes, already fighting over increasingly scarce water and land, have warned that the dam could plunge them into an all-out struggle for survival.

BBC Radio 4's Crossing Continents was broadcast on Thursday, 26 March, 2009 at 1102 GMT and repeated on Monday, 30 March, 2009 at 20:30 GMT.

Reporter: Peter Greste
Producer: Mark Savage



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