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  • 11 Oct 2019- 09:10 by Local Press Report CAIRO Zawya The Egyptian government has started implementing a plan for water conservation at a value of EGP 900 million, according to  the country’s prime minister Mostafa Madbouly. The plan includes shifting to modern irrigation systems, treating
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1 May 2018- 09:06 by OOSKAnews Info CAIRO The Egyptian Meteorological Authority has said it is the only government body authorised to make predictions about the country’s weather, and is preparing a draft law to ban unauthorised forecasts (The Guardian) Weather reports have occasionally become
  • 15 Mar 2018- 08:06 by Local Press Report CAIRO Egypt Independent Local authorities in Cairo launched on Wednesday an initiative to rationalize city residents’ water usage, claiming that inhabitants use too much water in the form of unnecessary spraying of streets and washing cars with excessive
  • 2 Mar 2018- 12:56 by Local Press Report CAIRO Ahram Online A south Cairo court sentenced in absentia on Tuesday Egyptian pop singer Sherine Abdel-Wahab to six months in prison for "offending Egypt" over statements she made in August 2016 about the existence of the Bilharzia parasite in
  • 21 Sep 2016- 07:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia on September 20th, signed the long-awaited technical studies contracts for Ethiopia’s contentious Grand Renaissance Dam. At a ceremony in Khartoum, Sudan, the countries formally confirmed that French
  • 16 Aug 2016- 08:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Atty and his counterparts from Ethiopia and Sudan, have met with World Bank officials in Washington DC to discuss Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam. The
  • 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
  • 23 Jun 2016- 08:48 by Local Press Report KAFR AL DAWAR Daily News Egypt A drinking water crisis has plagued the governorate of Beheira in recent months, specifically the city of Kafr al-Dawar.  According to member of parliament from Beheira, Mohamed Saad Temraz, the water crisis has left multiple
  • 7 Jun 2016- 07:44 by Local Press Report GIZA Daily News Egypt A Giza court began on Monday the trial of former minister of water resources and irrigation Mohamed Nasr El-Din Allam over charges of facilitating fraud. Legislation Policy Reputational Risk Social Issues Giza Egypt Mohamed Nasreddine
  • 9 May 2016- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The Tripartite National Committee, comprising experts from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, met in Addis Ababa last week to discuss the technical studies to be carried out on Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam project. The studies,
  • 4 May 2016- 12:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BERLIN, Germany Fifty million people in the Middle East and North Africa-- nearly one-third of public service users-- have to pay bribes to access basic services including utility services, public schools, clinics or hospitals, ID documents, police
  • 23 Mar 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi on March 23rd swore in Mohamed Abdel Atty as the country’s new irrigation and water resources minister. Abdel Atty takes over the post from Hossam Moghazi, who was appointed in 2014. Moghazi has
  • 18 Mar 2016- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt has requested more details on Ethiopia’s newly announced plans to build another 2,000-megawatt hydropower dam. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn told his country's parliament last week that the "the launch of