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
13 May 2013 - 07:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — A number of African countries are currently mediating between Egypt and upstream Nile Basin countries to help resolve the conflict over a new water-sharing accord, according to Egyptian Irrigation
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
26 Apr 2013 - 07:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project will reduce Egypt and Sudan’s share of Nile water by 18 billion cubic meters annually, Egyptian Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Bahaaeddi
15 Apr 2013 - 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — The International Conference for Reconstruction and Development in Darfur has secured $3.7 billion USD from donor countries, Qatari Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed ben Abdallah al Mahmoud officials sai
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.
3 Apr 2013 - 10:06 by Local Press Report
DARFUR (Radio Dabanga) — Some 800 families in South Darfur are facing "acute" drinking water shortage as locals say a 45 meter deep well in the vicinity is often dry. Residents of Beiyra, in Um Dafug locality, are a
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.
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.
11 Mar 2013 - 08:50 by Local Press Report
DARFUR (Radio Dabanga) — Following the "removal" of foreign aid agencies from camps in El Geneina, West Darfur's capital, displaced are complaining about a severe shortage of drinking water and worsening medical services
8 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The $5 billion USD Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project will deprive Egypt of 174 billion cubic meters of Nile water, Egyptian Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Mohamed Bahaaeddine said on March
5 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — The African Development Bank (AfDB) last week approved a new $58 million USD financing tranche to boost drought resilience in Horn of Africa countries.
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
26 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — African governments should prioritize interventions that promote healthy ecosystems, in order to reduce the mounting disease burden from air and water pollution and poor waste management, according
18 Feb 2013 - 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The Ethiopian government is urgently pursuing innovative ways to raise funds to finance construction of its controversial mega dam on the Blue Nile.
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.
6 Feb 2013 - 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KIGALI, Rwanda — Nile Basin countries should consider using the river’s water as a source of cooperation and not contention, regardless of differences in ideology, said Egyptian Ambassador to Rwanda Khaled Abdel Ra
30 Jan 2013 - 09:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
OMAN, SALALAH — Oman needs to better manage water for agriculture by maximizing the use of treated water and reducing freshwater use, according to a senior Arab Water Council (AWC) member.
22 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda has proposed an urgent meeting of Nile Basin Initiative member countries to find ways of bringing Egypt and Sudan on board, after the two governments rejected a new agreement on equitable sh
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.
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.
15 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Saudi government is considering investing in agricultural projects in four other countries as part of its efforts to improve food security.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
17 Sep 2012 - 11:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir, despite demands from the International Criminal Court for his arrest for war crimes, traveled to Cairo on September 16 to meet with Egyptian President Mohammed Mo
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.
5 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian government’s contingency plan for how to handle Ethiopian dam construction along the Blue Nile included military action, according to newly released Wikileaks data from the Global Inte