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  • 4 Oct 2020- 08:04 by Staff- Water Diplomat New YORK NY, United States In addresses to September’s seventy-fifth session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the leaders of Ethiopia and Egypt have described their countries’ respective positions and views around the contentious, and soon to
  • 2 Sep 2020- 08:34 by Staff- Water Diplomat Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The latest round of negotiations among Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan around the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam did not reach consensus on legal and technical differences before concluding 28 August. The three countries'
  • 2 Jun 2020- 09:19 by Staff- Water Diplomat ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The government of Ethiopia has described preparations for land clearing behind the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) ahead of commencing filling its Blue Nile reservoir with water in July. Bashir Abdel Rahim,
  • 28 Apr 2020- 09:48 by Staff- Water Diplomat ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Differences remain stark between the positions of Ethiopia and Egypt over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile. Further OOSKAnews Coverage of GERD (70 Articles) Zerihun Abebe, a member of Ethiopia’s negotiating
  • 18 Mar 2020- 11:36 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States Following Ethiopia’s effective withdrawal from US-brokered negotiations around the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile, the governments of both Egypt and Ethiopia are engaging in international lobbying
  • 19 Sep 2016- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation announced on September 17th that Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia will sign contracts this week with the technical consultants who will carry out studies on the impacts of Ethiopia's contentious Grand
  • 12 Feb 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Egyptian and Ethiopian officials failed again this week to resolve their disagreements over Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam project on the Nile River. Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Muttalib
  • 1 Oct 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, Libya The Libyan government last week approved construction of a 24-million-cubic meter drinking water reservoir. “The project is meant to avoid water supply disruptions in the capital city of Tripoli and the surrounding suburbs,” said Minister
  • Egypt’s Foreign Ministry this week called on Ethiopia to uphold its previous assurances regarding the flow of Nile water to downstream countries.
  • 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 government officials said.
  • 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 Bahaaeddine said on April 22.
  • Egypt will not resort to military action to solve Nile water problems, Egyptian Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Bahaaeddine reiterated this week.
  • 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 Morsi, where he reaffirmed Sudan’s support for Egypt on Nile water rights.
  • 23 Jan 2012- 17:27 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. During the meeting, Sudanese members of the committee for the first time expressed
  • 10 Jan 2011- 13:29 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 countries battling Egypt for a greater share of