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25 May 2021 BANISSA
Regular peace engagement and consultation meetings will be held
30 Apr 2021 KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo
Ethiopia has called for a meeting of the African Union as tripartite talks fail again, plans to recommence reservoir filling in July's rainy season. Egypt and Sudan have insisted upon reaching agreement on water flows prior to any further filling.
12 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Egypt and Sudan have renewed their calls for a new negotiating mechanism mediated by four international parties to help resolve the long-running dispute with Ethiopia over the GERD (Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam) project.
6 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Egypt and Sudan have renewed their calls for a new negotiating mechanism mediated by four international parties to help resolve the long-running dispute with Ethiopia over the GERD (Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam) project.It comes as the US plans to review the freeze of $272 Million USD in aid to Ethiopia imposed by the Trump administration in response to its GERD actions...
16 Feb 2021 CAIRO
Egypt is fining farmers for wasting water as Ethiopia approaches the second phase of the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), built on one of the main tributaries of the Nile River, which Cairo fears will affect its share of water. On Jan. 28, the Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Mohamed Abdel-Aty, stressed the importance of finding successful ways to switch from flood irrigation to modern irrigation systems...
12 Jan 2021 KHARTOUM, Sudan
The latest round of tripartite (Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan) talks around the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have broken down, following a long-standing diplomatic pattern.Background: The GERD Saga (90 news articles)Negotiations were scheduled to commence 10 January to agree upon filling and operation of the reservoir behind the dam, but “failed to reach an acceptable agreement to resume negotiations” according to Sudan state media...
11 Dec 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
UNICEF Issues Record $6.4 Billion USD Emergency Fund Appeal In The Year Of COVID, Conflict, Climate Crises
UNICEF issued its annual funding appeal on 3 December, seeking an unprecedented $6.5 Billion USD to meet needs through 2021. This is an increase of about 35 Percent more than requested for 2020 and reflects the rise in humanitarian needs and the funding gaps brought on by continued crises and the COVID-19 pandemic...
7 Dec 2020 MEKELLE, Ethiopia
People have been forced to rely on untreated water to survive following damage and destruction of water infrastructure during conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, according to the United Nations.Stéphane Dujarric, spokesperson for the UN secretary‑general, said at a 30 Nivember briefing that the UN’s humanitarian partners are “deeply concerned about the plight of civilians” in the region, especially in the capital of Mekelle...
3 Nov 2020 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Rehabilitation of Ethiopia's May-Muk watershed is to benefit from support from the World Bank’s Sustainable Land Management Project (SLMP-2), as part of a public-private partnership (PPP) with the country's Ministry of Agriculture, and local partners, Raya Brewery, Mekelle University and a local village administration...
18 Oct 2020 OXFORD
When construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is completed, the Nile will have two of the world’s largest dams—the High Aswan Dam (HAD) and the GERD—in two different countries (Egypt and Ethiopia). We elucidate the potential risks and opportunities to Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia by simulating the filling period of the reservoir; a new normal period after the reservoir fills; and a severe multi-year drought after the filling...
18 Oct 2020 MOYALE
The government’s commitment to ending the prevalent water shortage in Marsabit County still stands with projects valued to over Sh2 billion in progress. Water scarcity has always resulted in skirmishes not only among local pastoralist communities but with their immediate nomadic neighbours of Ethiopia who get sucked into the struggle for grazing resources...
10 Jun 2020 ADDIS ABABA
A solar powered water pump is proving to be a lifeline in helping fight off the coronavirus pandemic for a rural community in Ethiopia. The diesel generator was replaced in 2018 by a 36-panel solar water pump, which generates electricity to draw water from the community borehole up to a storage tank...