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Latest update : 2015-05-19

Ethiopia's green renaissance

Ethiopia is already creating millionaires at the fastest rate in Africa and thanks to the largest dam on the continent, renewable energy will continue to fuel its growth.

In this episode of Down to Earth the team head to Africa's second most populous nation. Not only is the country set to become carbon neutral by 2025, it also intends to be an economic powerhouse at the same time.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn tells FRANCE 24’s Mairead Dundas that his country is undergoing a renaissance. ‘’The country was known for destitution, famine, being war-torn and all those kinds of poster-child issues. That history has gone. Now this is a country that is emerging.’’

By Marina BERTSCH , Mairead DUNDAS , Juliette LACHARNAY , Yara JAMALI ELO , Alice CAMPAIGNOLLE

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2015-05-02 Ethiopia

Ethiopia's green renaissance

Ethiopia is already creating millionaires at the fastest rate in Africa and thanks to the largest dam on the continent, renewable energy will continue to fuel its growth.

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2015-03-15 agriculture

Agriculture: When farms turn into factories

It's time to end the myth once and for all. The farms in children's books are history. Today's agriculture is increasingly industrial and only those who adapt will survive. In...

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2015-02-15 carbon emissions

Forests worth more alive than dead

We are Down to Earth in Peru on a police patrol to La Pampa, a wasteland on the outskirts of the Amazon. In the last six years 50,000 hectares of rainforest have been obliterated...

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2014-11-16 Mexico

Drought emergency

After one of the driest periods in history, 2014 is on track to be the hottest since records began. How do we adapt to these extreme climate conditions which may be here to stay ?

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