16 May 2013 - 07:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KHARTOUM, Sudan — The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) last week signed a $284.3 million USD agreement with Sudan to fund projects to improve drinking water, sanitation, health, food and education for childre
9 Apr 2013 - 07:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KHARTOUM, Sudan — The Egyptian and Sudanese presidents announced on April 5 that they are coordinating their positions on Nile water-sharing, to present a unified front in negotiations with upstream countries.
29 Mar 2013 - 07:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — The Kuwait-based Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) on March 22 announced it was lending Sudan $105.5 million USD to support irrigation projects.
26 Mar 2013 - 08:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — South Sudan plans to join the Entebbe Nile Framework Agreement, South Sudan’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Paul Mayom Akec told Egyptian media on March 20.
28 Feb 2013 - 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Saudi government this week criticized Ethiopian plans to construct the controversial $5 billion USD Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile, saying it threatens Egypt and Sudan’s share of the river’s
15 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt will not resort to military action to solve Nile water problems, Egyptian Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Bahaaeddine reiterated this week.
3 Jan 2013 - 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Sudan, ROSEIRES — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on January 1 inaugurated a newly expanded Roseires Dam, which is expected to increase both electrical production and agricultural irrigation in one of the nation
11 Dec 2012 - 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KHARTOUM, Sudan — The Sudanese Ministry of Finance and National Economy last week signed an $88 million USD loan agreement with Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) to fund new irrigation projects.
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.
13 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KHARTOUM, Sudan — The Sudanese government last week announced a $51 million USD sanitation project in the capital city, Khartoum.
9 Oct 2012 - 08:50 by Local Press Report
CAIRO (Egypt State Information Service) — In the first official comment on statements made by Ethiopia's ambassador in Khartoum who accused Egypt of planning to export Nile water to Israel, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Dr.
3 Oct 2012 - 10:01 by Local Press Report
KHARTOUM (Sudan News Agency) — An agreement, on additional loan of $100 million USD for Upper Atbara and Setet Dams Complex extended by the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), was signed Tuesday at the premises of the Ministry of
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.
22 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KHARTOUM, Sudan — The Sudanese government last week unveiled $51 million USD worth of drinking water and irrigation projects in its eastern Nile Basin region and the state of Khartoum.
20 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KHARTOUM, Sudan — The Qatari government plans $31 million USD worth of water and wastewater infrastructure projects in western Sudan’s strife-torn Darfur region, according to Qatari officials.
11 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KHARTOUM, Sudan — The government of Sudan and the United Nations last week signed the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2013-2016.
7 May 2012 - 11:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egyptian water officials expressed concern last week over the Kenyan government’s plan to build 24 dams on the White Nile.
23 Apr 2012 - 12:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The latest round of conflict between Sudan and the new state of South Sudan raises doubts about the future of water projects being implemented by the Egyptian government there.
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
9 Jan 2012 - 20:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt and Sudan will propose a new initiative to resolve disputes among Nile Basin countries over the framework agreement for cooperation, Egyptian and Sudanese sources said.
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
19 Dec 2011 - 23:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — An ongoing diplomatic standoff between Kenya and Sudan could slow down progress made in the sharing of the Nile waters under the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI).
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.
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
15 Aug 2011 - 18:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egyptian Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Hisham Qandil met last week with Sudanese Irrigation Minister Kamal Ali in Khartoum to discuss the latest developments in the Nile Basin negotiati
8 Aug 2011 - 16:03 by Local Press Report
KHARTOUM (Sudan News Agency) — Sudan’s Council of Ministers has reviewed a report on existing dams and future water projects presented by Minister of Electricity and Dams Usama Abdalla.
18 Jul 2011 - 13:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egyptian officials have requested detailed studies on planned dam projects from their Sudanese counterparts, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation.
18 Jul 2011 - 13:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KHARTOUM, Sudan — Representatives of the international donor community in conjunction with the Sudanese Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources have launched an appeal for $1 billion USD to finance 65 inter-rel
16 May 2011 - 13:19 by Local Press Report
KHARTOUM (Sudan Tribune) — Street protests broke out in the Sudanese capital last week due to the water shortages affecting many areas of Khartoum.
4 Apr 2011 - 15:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The head of the Southern Sudan government, Salva Kiir Mayardit, last week assured his Egyptian counterpart of Egypt’s right to its share of Nile water.
21 Feb 2011 - 15:18 by Local Press Report
KHARTOUM (Sudan News Agency) — Sudanese President Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir last week inaugurated the new water station, according to Khartoum State Governor Dr. Abdul-Rahman Al-Khidir.
7 Feb 2011 - 13:05 by Local Press Report
KHARTOUM (Sudan News Agency) — There is no plan on the part of the Khartoum state government to increase water prices, according to Minister of Environment and Water for Khartoum State Yousif Tibin.
10 Jan 2011 - 14:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The expected emergence of a new state in southern Sudan following the January 8 independence referendum is causing alarm in Cairo because signs are the infant state will join other African co
13 Dec 2010 - 15:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The simmering dispute over the Nile River between Egypt and downstream African states is heating up again with Ethiopia alleging Cairo supports insurgents fighting the government of
15 Nov 2010 - 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egyptian Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Nasreddine Ailam held talks with his Sudanese counterparts in Khartoum and Juba ahead of the Nile Basin donors meeting held in
8 Nov 2010 - 14:48 by Local Press Report
Sudan, NYALA (Radio Dabanga (Sudan)) — Residents of Nyala, the largest city in Sudan's Dor fur region, have complained of irregular water supply. Residents of Khartoum Bileil neighborhood in Nyala North
23 Feb 2009 - 14:46 by Local Press Report
duBai, Sudan (ArabianBusiness.com) — UAE-based Drake & Scull International has acquired a district cooling project in Khartoum at a cost of $10 million USD in a move to continue its expansion throughout the Middle East and North Africa
7 Jan 2008 - 00:05 by Local Press Report
KHARTOUM, Sudan (Sudan Tribune) — — The recent construction boom in the Sudanese capital is having a negative effect on water and soil quality.
The concern is that in the long-term, poorly planned construction projects
29 Oct 2007 - 10:09 by Local Press Report
KHARTOUM, Sudan (TradeArabia News Service) — — UAE-based Drake & Scull International has won a $21 million deal to provide design detailing, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of hot and cold water systems, pumping plant and