Africa’s Giants

Hydroelectric dams can often serve as milestones in a country’s development, especially in Africa. In providing clean, renewable energy, they become powerful drivers of economic growth.

A journey to discover Africa’s Giants, “majestic dams that act not as barriers but as links in a value chain along which water is a vital source of energy…”

 

Legadadi Dam, Ethiopia, 1967 - 1971

Legadadi Dam, Ethiopia, 1967 - 1971

Al Wahda Hydroelectric Plant, Morocco, 1992 - 1998

Al Wahda Hydroelectric Plant, Morocco, 1992 - 1998

Roseires Dam, Sudan, 1961 - 1966

Roseires Dam, Sudan, 1961 - 1966

Mapè Dam, Cameroon, 1985 - 1987

Mapè Dam, Cameroon, 1985 - 1987

Bujagali Hydropower Plant, Uganda, 2007 - 2012

Bujagali Hydropower Plant, Uganda, 2007 - 2012

Beles Multipurpose Project, Ethiopia, 2005 - 2010

Beles Multipurpose Project, Ethiopia, 2005 - 2010

Dire Dam, Ethiopia, 1996 - 1998

Dire Dam, Ethiopia, 1996 - 1998

Gibe III Hydroelectric Project, Ethiopia, 2006 - 2016

Gibe III Hydroelectric Project, Ethiopia, 2006 - 2016

Gibe III Hydroelectric Project, Ethiopia, 2006 - 2016

Gibe III Hydroelectric Project, Ethiopia, 2006 - 2016

Gibe III Hydroelectric Project, Ethiopia, 2006 - 2016

Gibe III Hydroelectric Project, Ethiopia, 2006 - 2016

Gibe III Hydroelectric Project, Ethiopia, 2006 - 2016

Gibe III Hydroelectric Project, Ethiopia, 2006 - 2016

Gibe III Hydroelectric Project, Ethiopia, 2006 - 2016

Gibe III Hydroelectric Project, Ethiopia, 2006 - 2016

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Ethiopia, 2010 - under construction

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Ethiopia, 2010 - under construction

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Ethiopia, 2010 - under construction

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Ethiopia, 2010 - under construction

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Ethiopia, 2010 - under construction

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Ethiopia, 2010 - under construction

Itezhitezhi Dam, Zambia, 1973 - 1977

Itezhitezhi Dam, Zambia, 1973 - 1977

Kariba Hydroelectric Plant, Zambia - Zimbabwe, 1956 - 1960

Kariba Hydroelectric Plant, Zambia - Zimbabwe, 1956 - 1960

Kariba Hydroelectric Plant, Zambia - Zimbabwe, 1956 - 1960

Kariba Hydroelectric Plant, Zambia - Zimbabwe, 1956 - 1960

Kariba Hydroelectric Plant, Zambia - Zimbabwe, 1956 - 1960

Kariba Hydroelectric Plant, Zambia - Zimbabwe, 1956 - 1960

Kariba Hydroelectric Plant, Zambia - Zimbabwe, 1956 - 1960

Kariba Hydroelectric Plant, Zambia - Zimbabwe, 1956 - 1960

Kariba Hydroelectric Plant, Zambia - Zimbabwe, 1956 - 1960

Kariba Hydroelectric Plant, Zambia - Zimbabwe, 1956 - 1960

Kariba Hydroelectric Plant, Zambia - Zimbabwe, 1956 - 1960

Kariba Hydroelectric Plant, Zambia - Zimbabwe, 1956 - 1960

M'tera Underground Hydropower Plant, Tanzania, 1984 - 1988

M'tera Underground Hydropower Plant, Tanzania, 1984 - 1988

Osborne Dam, Zimbabwe, 1991 - 1994

Osborne Dam, Zimbabwe, 1991 - 1994

Osborne Dam, Zimbabwe, 1991 - 1994

Osborne Dam, Zimbabwe, 1991 - 1994

Osborne Dam, Zimbabwe, 1991 - 1994

Osborne Dam, Zimbabwe, 1991 - 1994

Tokwe-Mukosi Dam, Zimbabwe, 2011 - 2017

Tokwe-Mukosi Dam, Zimbabwe, 2011 - 2017

Tokwe-Mukosi Dam, Zimbabwe, 2011 - 2017

Tokwe-Mukosi Dam, Zimbabwe, 2011 - 2017

Zhovhe Dam, Zimbabwe, 1993 - 1995

Zhovhe Dam, Zimbabwe, 1993 - 1995

Akosombo Hydroelectric Project, Ghana, 1961 - 1966

Akosombo Hydroelectric Project, Ghana, 1961 - 1966

Bumbuna Hydroelectric Power Plant, Sierra Leone, 2002 - 2009

Bumbuna Hydroelectric Power Plant, Sierra Leone, 2002 - 2009

Garafiri Dam, Guinea, 1996 - 1999

Garafiri Dam, Guinea, 1996 - 1999

Goronyo Dam, Nigeria, 1980 - 1984

Goronyo Dam, Nigeria, 1980 - 1984

Kainji Hydroelectric Plant, Nigeria, 1964 - 1969

Kainji Hydroelectric Plant, Nigeria, 1964 - 1969

Katse Dam, Lesotho, 1991 - 1997

Katse Dam, Lesotho, 1991 - 1997

Katse Dam, Lesotho, 1991 - 1997

Katse Dam, Lesotho, 1991 - 1997

Katse Dam, Lesotho, 1991 - 1997

Katse Dam, Lesotho, 1991 - 1997

Katse Dam, Lesotho, 1991 - 1997

Katse Dam, Lesotho, 1991 - 1997

Katse Dam, Lesotho, 1991 - 1997

Katse Dam, Lesotho, 1991 - 1997

Mohale Dam, Lesotho, 1998 - 2002

Mohale Dam, Lesotho, 1998 - 2002

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