A nationwide power cut hit Ethiopia after a technical fault at Gilgel Gibe III hydroelectric dam – BBC


BBC – Ethiopian state media says electric power went out throughout the country when a circuit breaker tripped at Gibe III dam in southern Ethiopia and engineers have now rectified the problem.

But BBC Ethiopia correspondent Emmanuel Igunza says that many areas across the country still do not have electricity.

Gibe III is Ethiopia’s main source of power and was described as Africa’s biggest dam when it was built in 2016.