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  • 28 Mar 2019- 07:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan Ambassador Jean-Michel Dumond, Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Sudan, informed the government of Sudan March 22 that the EU is committed to supporting better access to drinking water in Sudan, with water sector investments
  • 24 Apr 2018- 12:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, EGYPT The Parliament of Egypt April 21 passed legislation banning cultivation of crops that require high volumes of water, as concerns increase that the upstream Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will negatively impact water flow for agriculture in
  • 8 Sep 2016- 08:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan Protests erupted in the Sudanese cities of Omdurman and Khartoum last weekend in the wake of new water cuts. Police have intervened to break up the demonstrations in the last El Fetehab district of Omdurman. As a result of water shortages
  • 6 Sep 2016- 06:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The meeting of Egyptian, Ethiopian and Sudanese officials to sign an agreement for technical studies on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project, scheduled to take place in Khartoum this week, has been postponed until further notice, Waleed
  • 2 Sep 2016- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The irrigation and water resources ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will meet in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, next week to sign agreements with consultants to carry out studies on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project. Egyptian
  • 25 Aug 2016- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbek police have detained four Kyrgyz citizens in a disputed border zone, in the latest flare-up of tensions between the two nations over the Kasan-Sai Reservoir. Kyrgyzstan’s border service reported on August 24th that the men
  • 24 Aug 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will sign the contracts for technical studies on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on September 5th and 6th, Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman
  • 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
  • 8 Aug 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The speaker of Ethiopia’s parliament Abadula Gemeda has assured an Egyptian official of Addis Ababa’s positive intentions in negotiations related to the Grand Renaissance Dam. The comments, first reported by state-owned Egyptian media, were
  • 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
  • 4 Aug 2016- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Ethiopia will work to limit the negative impacts of the Grand Renaissance Dam project on downstream Egypt and Sudan, Water Minister Ato Motuma Mekassa said this week. “We are ready to reduce any negative effect if proven by studies,” Mekassa
  • 1 Aug 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian officials this week denied recent reports that the country had asked Israel to mediate to resolve issues surrounding Ethiopia’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project. An Israeli magazine, Mida, reported on July 19th that Israeli
  • 27 Jul 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt There is no conflict between Sudan and Egypt over water from the Nile River, Sudanese President Omar al Bashir said this week. In an interview with Sky News Arabia, Bashir said relations between the two countries were "excellent."
  • 20 Jul 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev has sent a letter to his Tajik counterpart, Kohir Rasulzoda, reiterating his country’s opposition to Tajikistan’s Rogun hydropower project. The letter came after Tajik President Imomali
  • 15 Jul 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan Demonstrators burned tires and blocked traffic in the El Goz district of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on July 12th to protest ongoing water shortages. The protesters refused to comply with police efforts to remove them, and vowed to

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