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  • 12 May 2020- 22:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, United States The government of Egypt has sent a letter to United Nations Security Council member states detailing the country’s position around continuing failure of negotiations concerning the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
  • 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
  • 15 Jan 2020- 09:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Irrigation from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan met 14 January in Washington DC to discuss continuing differences around timing and technical regulations regarding filling and operation of the
  • 16 Oct 2019- 06:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has said that he will meet with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Moscow, Russia, in the next step of stop-start negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Egyptian state-owned
  • 24 Sep 2019- 05:11 by Staff- Water Diplomat CAIRO, Egypt Egypt's Foreign Minister (FM) Sameh Shoukry has expressed frustration with Ethiopia’s stance on filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). More OOSKAnews Coverage OF GERD (30-plus articles) Shoukry’s comments, in an interview in
  • 17 Sep 2019- 07:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Tripartite ministerial negotiations around the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have stalled, according to the Egyptian ministry of irrigation. A 16 September statement by the Egyptian Ministry of
  • 26 Mar 2019- 09:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Ongoing tension among Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan around the Grand Ehiopia Renaissance Dam could escalate into conflict with "severe humanitarian consequences," according to a March 2019 report from think tank International
  • 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
  • 5 Feb 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Congolese Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo said this week that the Democratic Republic of the Congo will support fellow Nile Basin country Egypt's stance on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project. "We have declared our
  • 10 Feb 2014- 09:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian government on February 8 announced plans to carry out $42 million USD worth of water projects in North Sinai governorate. “This budget has been allocated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to
  • 18 Jun 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A delegation of Saudi investors has expressed interest in carrying out desalination projects in Egypt’s coastal cities. During a meeting in Cairo last week with Egyptian Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation Facilities Abdel Qawi
  • The US Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to upgrade 10 drinking water and sewage treatment plants in Egypt’s southern Sohag governorate, Egyptian officials said on March 5.
  • With protests continuing in Egypt against President Mohamed Morsi, the government on January 28 took steps to increase security at the Aswan High Dam to protect construction efforts. The facility is now fully under the control of Egypt’s Armed Forces, according to a source at the dam’s managing authority.
  • Egypt’s National Authority for Drinking Water and Sanitation (NADWS) will invest $1.2 billion USD in national projects during the 2013-2014 financial year, said Ashraf Kassab, head of the Central Department of Planning at NADWS.
  • Egypt’s Suez governorate this week revealed plans to build a new $150 million USD desalination plant. The 60,000 cubic meter per day capacity plant will be financed and implemented by Saudi and Bahraini investors, according to governorate officials.

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