Chinese ECA supported Sudan`s Merowe dam begins flooding out local population

(Sudan Tribune, Khartoum, 30 July 2008) Villagers complained Tuesday that a massive Chinese-engineered hydropower dam financed by the China Export Import Bank had deliberately flooded seven small villages and left 200 families homeless. Representatives of an executive committee that represents 25 villages around the Merowe dam, 300 kilometers north of Khartoum, said homes had been under water for days and local residents faced food shortages.