9 May 2013 - 08:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The Ethiopian government recently released rebel prisoners from the Benshangul People’s Liberation Movement (BPML), which operates from Sudan, as part of a peace process geared toward protecting th
7 May 2013 - 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The Eritrean government’s recent statements of support for Egypt’s right to Nile River waters, based on a British colonial treaty have raised tensions with neighboring Ethiopia, Ethiopian governmen
22 Apr 2013 - 08:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Developing water and energy resources in Africa is required for “poverty reduction and economic transformation,” World Water Council President Ben Braga said last week at the Africa 2013: Water S
22 Apr 2013 - 10:18 by Local Press Report
JOHANNESBURG (Economic Community of West African States) — Stakeholders, including Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the African Union, NEPAD, development partners and the World Economic Forum (WEF), have ended a three-day meeting in Johannesburg, So
15 Mar 2013 - 07:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Ethiopian Foreign Ministry on March 11 announced that the Entebbe Legal Framework Agreement governing the distribution of Nile water would soon be referred to the parliament for ratification.
8 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malawi, LILONGWE — The Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC), a mother body of over 100 Malawian human rights organizations has appealed to the African Union (AU) and the Southern African Development Community (
31 Jan 2013 - 08:37 by Local Press Report
ADDIS ABABA (AlertNet) — Ethiopia is gearing up to export large amounts of clean power across East Africa in the coming years, starting with neighbouring countries Djibouti and Sudan.
23 Jan 2013 - 10:32 by Local Press Report
WASHINGTON DC (Sabahi) — Djiboutian Finance Minister Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh on Sunday (January 20th) signed an agreement with his Ethiopian counterpart Sufian Ahmed for the construction of a water pipeline linking the two co
7 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — As a panel of former African heads of state prepares to mediate the dispute between Tanzania and Malawi over ownership of Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa, a peer review mechanism the two coun
4 Dec 2012 - 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The Nile tripartite committee, an international panel of experts formed by Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan, held its fourth meeting last week to review the impacts of Ethiopia’s controversial Grand Renai
21 Nov 2012 - 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KHARTOUM, Sudan — Ethiopia will not monopolize the water behind the Grand Renaissance Dam (formerly known as the Millennium Dam), according to the country’s Minister of Energy, Alemayehu Tegenu.
14 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The $4.1 billion USD Grand Renaissance Dam is on course to be completed in 2015, despite financial concerns, according to Ethiopian Energy Minister Alemayehu Tegenu.
6 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Ethiopia, ADDIS ABBA — The Nile River Basin has the potential to supply enough freshwater to “provide a vibrant agricultural sector” in all 11 basin states, if “effective and inclusive water management practices” are put
30 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LONDON, United Kingdom — UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director General José Graziano da Silva has compared land grabs in Africa -- with private investors snatching up inexpensive African lands, primarily for
23 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt has ruled out the possibility of taking military action against Ethiopia over the Millennium Dam project on the Nile River, according to Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Bah
17 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Uganda, ENTEBBE — The Nile Basin Initiative on October 15 launched its first-ever State of the River Nile Basin Report at Lake Victoria in Kampala, Uganda.
10 Oct 2012 - 10:00 by Local Press Report
ADDIS ABABA (Sudan Tribune) — The Nile Tripartite Committee held a meeting on Monday in Addis Ababa to continue its study on the possible impacts of Africa's biggest dam which is under construction along the Blue Nile River in
3 Oct 2012 - 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Disputes over the Entebbe agreement on distribution of Nile River water, signed in 2010 by Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya, does not prevent them from cooperating on other matters, Egy
28 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The Addis Ababa Environmental Protection Authority is threatening to close down over 90 percent of industrial plants operating in the Ethiopian capital if they do not comply with wastewater treatme
27 Sep 2012 - 09:42 by Local Press Report
ADDIS ABABA (Addis Fortune) — Theft of steel parts of pipes and supporting structure led to the stoppage of water supply in different districts in Addis Abeba between September 13 - 16, 2012. Police has apprehended five
25 Sep 2012 - 11:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egyptian Minister for Military Production Reda Hafiz on September 24 reiterated his earlier denial of reports that his country had a contingency plan to sabotage the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, sa
7 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — A former senior Egyptian military official on September 6 denied that Egypt had a contingency plan to sabotage the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
10 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Two Chinese state companies are the leading contenders for a water pipeline relocation project in Ethiopia.
13 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s newly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, will discuss a Nile water-sharing agreement with Ethiopian officials during his trip to Ethiopia next week, according to government sources.
29 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s new president says he will make water one of his top priorities in office.
27 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi last week approved a $95 million USD loan from the Export-Import Bank of China to finance drilling of 30 wells in the Akaki area, southeast of the capital, Add
14 Jun 2012 - 12:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BARCELONA, Spain — Foreign investors, both public and private, have been snatching up relatively cheap land all over Africa, primarily for food production to be exported out of the most food-insecure continent in the
16 May 2012 - 09:07 by Local Press Report
ADDIS ABABA (AMEinfo) — Scaling up regional infrastructure projects will facilitate intra- and inter-regional trade, create integrated energy markets through regional power pools, support water resources ma
7 May 2012 - 11:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia’s largest water services provider is facing off against a Chinese contractor over the $96 million USD price tag for a well-drilling project at Akaki, near Addis Ababa.
3 Apr 2012 - 09:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The tripartite Millennium Dam Assessment Committee will start work in mid-May to assess the pros and cons of the Millennium multipurpose dam project, Egyptian Minister of Irrigation and Water Res
13 Mar 2012 - 00:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on March 4 signed a technical cooperation protocol on water resources management.
5 Mar 2012 - 15:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Competition between residential and industrial consumers over diminishing water supply in Ethiopia’s capital is intensifying after the city’s water service provider started a rationing regime.
23 Jan 2012 - 18:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — A joint Egyptian-Sudanese-Ethiopian committee met in Al Rosiris, Sudan last week to assess the impact of Ethiopia’s Millennium Dam project on the Nile River.
19 Dec 2011 - 23:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — With the downfall of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian leaders are showing more willingness to discuss sharing the waters of the Nile River with Ethiopia and other upstream African states
6 Dec 2011 - 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Egyptian and Ethiopian water ministers signed a water resources cooperation agreement in Addis Ababa last week.
6 Dec 2011 - 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The World Bank is providing $370 million USD to Ethiopia for a project to construct two water reservoirs with an estimated capacity of 688,500 cubic meters per day.
28 Nov 2011 - 15:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Negotiations over the first meeting of the Tripartite Committee on the Ethiopian Millennium Dam have intensified over the past few weeks, according to Egyptian diplomatic sources.
10 Oct 2011 - 17:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — At least five firms are competing for a well drilling contract that will generate an additional 140,000 cubic meters of water for the city of Addis Ababa.
3 Oct 2011 - 16:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia’s largest water services provider will overhaul its billing system to improve revenue collection and minimize water waste within the next 34 months.
26 Sep 2011 - 21:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt and Ethiopia appear to be making a major effort to settle a long-running bitter dispute over sharing the waters of the Nile River, but Ethiopia’s autocratic leader, Meles Zenawi, seems dete