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West Africa hopes new hydropower dams will cut poverty, climate risk

By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame | Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:59 PM
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YAOUNDE, Cameroon (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – West African states in the Niger River Basin are seeking to tackle climate risks and reduce poverty by constructing three hydropower dams in the next five years.

In late November, the Council of Ministers of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA), meeting in Cameroon’s capital Yaounde, endorsed an environmental and climate action plan for sustainable ...

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