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  • 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
  • 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
  • 17 Dec 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt An agreement among Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Ethiopia’s contentious Grand Renaissance Dam project could be reached during talks later this month, Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said this week. "I cannot tell whether I am
  • 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
  • 24 Feb 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt and Sudan have agreed on an integrated work program to carry out water projects and joint research aimed at reducing water waste in the upper portion of the Nile River, Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel
  • Egypt’s new prime minister, Hisham Qandil, on August 2 announced creation of a new ministry of utilities, drinking water and sanitation.
  • Egypt’s newly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, will discuss a Nile water-sharing agreement with Ethiopian officials during his trip to Ethiopia next week, according to government sources.
  • 20 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI/KAMPALA Kenya and Uganda have both increased funding for the water sector in their budgets for the 2012-2013 fiscal year, although the two countries have different goals for the investment. Kenya’s budget includes an additional $93 million USD
  • Just months after protesting neighboring Uganda’s increased extraction of water from Lake Victoria, Tanzanian leaders are pushing to start the second phase of a project that will channel more water from the lake to their country.
  • 17 Jan 2012- 09:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The Egyptian government has reactivated both diplomatic and economic relations with upstream Nile countries in an effort to defuse tension and mistrust that are holding up a mutual agreement on sharing of the Nile’s waters. During a
  • 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- 13:29 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
  • 30 Aug 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt I srael in mid-August offered to mediate in the current conflict among Nile Basin countries over the distribution of the Nile River's waters, according to high-level Egyptian sources. The offer, which came through the Israeli
  • 27 Apr 2009- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt T he Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources said it will work to accelerate implementation of joint projects in other Nile Basin countries, particularly in Sudan and Uganda. "We have agreed with the Southern Sudanese
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt, KAMPALA, Uganda — Two villagers have died and more than 200 fell sick from drinking sewage-contaminated water in the Egyptian governorate of Daqahliya, 120 kilometers north of Cairo. Health officials said that the victims were suffering