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  • 7 Jan 2019- 07:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States New analysis of water in the world's largest fossil water aquifer system has revealed elevated levels of radium. Research into the Nubian aquifer at the eastern end of the Sahara desert, follows on from research in a
  • 15 Oct 2018- 08:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi told leaders of states participating in the inaugural Cairo Water Week (CWW) October 14 that water issues should not be politicized. “President Sisi stressed that Egypt strongly believes in cross-border
  • 2 May 2018- 09:34 by OOSKAnews Info CAIRO, Egypt Egypt Today The Egyptian Government is planning to expand water desalination plants, as well as address villages’ sewage problems, according to Mamdouh Raslan, chairman of the country's Holding Company for Water & Wastewater (HCWW). Raslan
  • 4 Mar 2018- 11:02 by Local Press Report CAIRO Egypt Independent Egypt did not receive any notification from Ethiopia about filling the reservoir of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), an official source familiar with GERD negotiations said on Saturday. The source, who spoke on condition of
  • 14 Feb 2018- 10:19 by Local Press Report CAIRO Al Arabiya There is growing concern in Egypt over an impending water crisis as construction of Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam progresses and negotiations between the two countries have not so far resolved any of the technical disputes. While the biggest
  • 28 Jun 2017- 15:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda Last week’s summit of Nile Basin countries did not live up to its billing. Only two heads of state bothered to make the journey to the June 20-22 event in Kampala, Uganda to resolve differences around the contentious 2010 Entebbe
  • 21 Jun 2017- 12:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda In the first meeting of its kind since 2010, Uganda’s capital Kampala will this week host a summit of Nile Basin heads of states to resolve differences on the Entebbe Agreement. In 2010 Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania signed
  • 6 Sep 2016- 06:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The meeting of Egyptian, Ethiopian and Sudanese officials to sign an agreement for technical studies on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project, scheduled to take place in Khartoum this week, has been postponed until further notice, Waleed
  • 2 Sep 2016- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The irrigation and water resources ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will meet in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, next week to sign agreements with consultants to carry out studies on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project. Egyptian
  • 29 Aug 2016- 07:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan In the latest of a round of mutually conciliatory statements, Ibrahim Ghandour, Foreign Minister of Sudan, has said differences that existed among Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt on Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam have been settled.
  • 24 Aug 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will sign the contracts for technical studies on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on September 5th and 6th, Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman
  • 23 Aug 2016- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi emphasized the importance of fostering relations with fellow Nile Basin countries during a call with Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Mohamed Abdel Atty on August 20th. Al Sisi also stressed
  • 18 Aug 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Atty said Egypt faces an “acute water shortage crisis" regardless of Ethiopia’s construction of the contentious Grand Renaissance Dam upstream on the Nile River. In a
  • 5 Aug 2016- 07:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Egypt has requested reinstatement of its membership in the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), which it suspended in 2010, Ethiopian Water, Irrigation and Energy Ato Motuma Mekassa said this week. The Ethiopian News Agency quoted Mekassa
  • 4 Aug 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Ethiopia will work to limit the negative impacts of the Grand Renaissance Dam project on downstream Egypt and Sudan, Water Minister Ato Motuma Mekassa said this week. “We are ready to reduce any negative effect if proven by studies,” Mekassa

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