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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...
19 Apr 2019 ADDIS ABABA
Ethiopian authorities have arrested 61 government officials on suspicion of embezzlement and “economic sabotage”, according to a statement released on Friday by Berhanu Tsegaye, the attorney general. Berhanu said the arrests on Thursday included the head of the government’s Public Procurement and Property Disposal Service, and 10 officials in the Water Works Construction Enterprise (WWCE), as well as workers in the former Finance, Economics and Cooperation ministry...
4 Dec 2018 Islamabad, Pakistan
Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ordered mineral water companies to pay a correct price for groundwater extraction and fix water quality or be shut down.On December 3 Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar gave the companies seven days to comply with his court’s direction, saying "They are taking water from Indus River and canals...
19 Nov 2018 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia
The Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation, and Electricity (MOWIE) and Xylem Inc have signed a memorandum of understanding allowing Xylem to explore how the company's skills and technologies can be used to help Ethiopia address its water challenges.Xylem is a leading US company in developing and implementing innovative water solutions through smart technology...
26 Jun 2018 ADDIS ABABA
The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) stressed on Monday Africa's commitment to strengthen the momentum in the implementation of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ECA further stressed that the continent will speak with one voice during the upcoming High-level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF) to be held at the UN headquarters next month...
14 Mar 2018 CAIRO
The ministers of irrigation, foreign affairs and the heads of the intelligence services in Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia are going to meet next 4 and 5 April in Khartoum to discuss the latest developments concerning the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Sudan's ambassador to Cairo announced on Tuesday...
31 Jan 2018 ADDIS ABABA
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said Monday that there are no crises between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), state media reported. He also added that the three countries speak up in one voice regarding the GERD, the voice of mutual interest. Al-Sisi's statements came following a meeting with his Sudanese counterpart Omar Al-Bashir and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on the sidelines of the 30th African Union (AU) Summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
19 Jan 2018 ISTANBUL
Sudan and Ethiopia agreed recently to deploy joint military forces to secure their borders amid the "Blue Nile" dam row, with deployment of military forces in the Blue Nile province in Sudan and Beni Shanqwl in Ethiopia. Meanwhile, Egypt's president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said he expressed his "extreme concern" over the lack of progress in talks over the construction of a massive Nile dam in Ethiopia during a meeting with that country's visiting prime minister.
28 Nov 2017 ADDIS ABABA
In a press conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Water, Irrigation, and Electricity Minister Sileshi Bekele told reporters on Saturday, that the GERD has no significant impact on downstream countries. “When Ethiopia says that GERD has no significant impact on the downstream countries, this is not an unempirical pronouncement but a factual statement based on scientific research,” he added.
3 Aug 2017 CAIRO, Egypt
Three-way technical negotiations among Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam continue.Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry arrived in Sudan 2nd August for a delayed official visit amid persisting tensions over the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD). Shoukry will meet this week with his Sudanese counterpart, Ibrahim Ghandour as part of a joint "political consultations committee"...
31 Jul 2017 CAIRO
In an interview published on Saturday, minister Mohamed Abdel-Ati indicated that negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over technical concerns on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam have not been abandoned. He added that Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are also discussing when an upcoming technical and political round of talks between the three countries would be held...
24 May 2017 GENEVA
The World Health Organisation has its first ever director-general from Africa, after the election of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the former Ethiopian health minister. Dr Tedros, as he is known, beat the British candidate, Dr David Nabarro, after three tense rounds of voting on Tuesday. The decision by member states came at the World Health Assembly in Geneva after a fraught campaign.