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  • 16 Jul 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The Ethiopian government said this week that it would be interested in resuming talks with Egypt on the controversial Grand Renaissance Dam project, and that neighboring Sudan would be the most appropriate meeting location. “Sudan
  • 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
  • 2 Jan 2014- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Representatives of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, who last met in December, are scheduled to hold further discussions on Nile River water security in Khartoum on January 4-5. “Egypt’s water security is an indispensable part of the country’s
  • 11 Jun 2013- 09:59 by Local Press Report CAIRO ASWAT MASRIYA Arrangements are underway for the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Kamel Amr, to visit Ethiopia in the upcoming days, in order to discuss the most recent developments in the Nile waters file, a diplomatic source said.
  • 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.
  • The Saudi government this week criticized Ethiopian plans to construct the controversial $5 billion USD Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile, saying it threatens Egypt and Sudan’s share of the river’s water.
  • Egypt will not resort to military action to solve Nile water problems, Egyptian Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Bahaaeddine reiterated this week.
  • 21 May 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Nile Basin issues were not high on the agenda at last week’s African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) meeting in Cairo, even though Egyptian officials were eager to address the topic. “Water is a source of life and cooperation, not
  • 26 Sep 2011- 21:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt and Ethiopia appear to be making a major effort to settle a long-running bitter dispute over sharing the waters of the Nile River, but Ethiopia’s autocratic leader, Meles Zenawi, seems determined to press ahead with plans to build a
  • 13 Dec 2010- 14:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The simmering dispute over the Nile River between Egypt and downstream African states is heating up again with Ethiopia alleging Cairo supports insurgents fighting the government of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. The expected break