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  • 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
  • 19 Aug 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Per capita freshwater consumption in Egypt decreased by 11.1 percent in during 2013-2014 compared to the previous year, dropping from 116.3 cubic meters to 103.4 cubic meters, according to data released this week by the country’s Central
  • 9 Jun 2015- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DODOMA, Tanzania Tanzanian Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda last week called for consensus and “mutual understanding” among Nile Basin countries to make best use of the river’s resources. Speaking at the 23rd Annual Meeting of Nile Council of Ministers (Nile
  • 4 Jun 2015- 11:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DODOMA, Tanzania Water ministers from Nile Basin member countries gathered in the Tanzanian city of Dodoma on June 4th for two days of talks on regional water projects and issues. The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) said in a statement that the 23rd Annual
  • 15 Apr 2015- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Developing ties between Egypt and Ethiopia cannot come at the expense of other Nile Basin states, Egyptian Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazi said this week. Moghazi, who briefed President Abdel Fattah al Sisi over the
  • 7 Oct 2014- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Ministers from Nile riparian countries on October 6 th pledged to reactivate dialogue aimed at fostering sustainable use of shared water resources. During the 4 th Nile Basin Development Forum, which opened in Nairobi this week, the
  • 23 Jan 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt faces an annual water deficit of 25 billion cubic meters, according to Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Abdel Muttalib. “Egypt’s annual water needs are estimated at 80 billion cubic meters, but what we currently have
  • 28 Jun 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda Uganda has started the process of ratifying the Cooperative Framework Agreement (CFA) on Nile River water-sharing. Ugandan Water and Environment Minister Professor Ephraim Kamuntu said on June 24 that by making the agreement law, Uganda
  • Egypt’s new prime minister, Hisham Qandil, on August 2 announced creation of a new ministry of utilities, drinking water and sanitation.
  • The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is planning to allocate $660 million USD for infrastructure projects in three Arab countries that experienced uprisings during the Arab Spring.
  • 1 Aug 2011- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Drinking Water and Sanitation Company in Sohag governorate, located in Upper (southern) Egypt, has started carrying out drinking water projects funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The projects include
  • 2 May 2011- 15:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt and Ethiopia are inching closer to holding negotiations on use of the Nile River’s water, diplomats from both countries revealed last week. Ethiopian officials in Cairo said they had received messages from the Egyptian Supreme Military
  • 10 Jan 2011- 13:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TUNIS, Tunisia  -- The African Development Bank (AfDB), through a grant agreement signed on January 5, will give the Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) nearly $2.5 million USD to enhance water management in