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  • 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
  • 10 Jul 2015- 11:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria Lack of safe drinking water during the summer months is putting millions of Syrian children at risk for water-borne diseases, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned this week. Intensifying conflict throughout the country has
  • 14 May 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda The Ugandan government has signed a $44.7 million USD loan agreement from the World Bank’s Cooperation in International Waters for Africa (CIWA) multi-donor trust fund and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
  • 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
  • 10 Sep 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) has teamed up with the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources to conduct an inventory of all trans-boundary surface and groundwater
  • 24 Jul 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium During a meeting in Brussels this week, European Union foreign ministers discussed the possibility of increased tensions over lack of access to water that could lead to instability in many regions of the world in the next 10 years. The
  • 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