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Global community responds to Ethiopia’s political uncertainties

21 Feb 2018, 18:30 The global community has called on the Ethiopian government and public to hold constructive dialogues among all stakeholders for a peaceful and durable resolution to the current crisis. The African Union Commission (AUC) is the latest to respond to Ethiopia’s current political situation as the East ...

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Ethiopian Dam Stokes Regional tensions

January 05,2018,15:00 BY KELSEY LILLEY Over Egypt’s vocal dissent, Ethiopia is forging ahead with final construction on its ambitious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile River, the lifeblood of nearly 500 million Africans. As the region’s population is expected to double to a whopping one billion people over the next three ...

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Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan vow to break dam stalemate in 30 days

February 2, 2018,15:00 The leaders of Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan this week set a 30-day deadline for finding ways to break the deadlock in talks over Ethiopia’s mega-dam on the Nile. On Monday (29 July) Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his Sudanese counterpart Omar Hassan al-Bashir met Ethiopian Prime Minister ...

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Sisi briefs cabinet on dam discussions with Ethiopia, Sudan

January 31,2018,14:00 President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held a meeting on Tuesday with Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, Governor of the Central Bank Tarek Amer, and various cabinet members on Tuesday to provide an overview of the negotiations and discussions held at Monday’s African Union (AU) summit in Ethiopia, which sought to move ...

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Ethiopia and Egypt at loggerheads over Nile dam

January 25, 2018 ,20:00 It is a “manifest truth even to a person who has not heard it beforehand”, wrote the fifth century Greek historian Herodotus, “that the Egypt to which the Hellenes come in ships is a land which has been won by the Egyptians as an addition, and ...

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Egypt doesn’t want war with Sudan and Ethiopia: al-Sisi

January 15, 2018,21:00 CAIRO – The Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Monday said his country isn’t conspiring against Sudan and Ethiopia stressing Egypt isn’t planning to go to war against its “brothers”. Al-Sisi’s statements come amid rising tensions between Egypt on the one hand and Sudan and Ethiopia on the ...

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Nile water crisis place Sudan Egypt, and Ethiopia on the brink of war

January 15, 2018,19:40 The irony of the presence of Egyptian troops gathering on the Eritrean-Sudanese border over its objection to Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam is not lost on legal experts aware of Egypt’s direct responsibility in signing away Sudan’s and its own legal right to permanent access to the Nile river ...

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Cairo taps World Bank to mediate Ethiopia dam dispute

January 13/2018,118:50   CAIRO — Egypt is awaiting Ethiopian and Sudanese reaction to its proposal that the World Bank mediate negotiations on the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).   Egypt wants the World Bank to serve as a neutral party in the country’s lengthy but fruitless negotiations with Ethiopia and Sudan over the ...

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Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Bringing in the bank

04, January 2018,22:00 Could World Bank involvement in technical negotiations over the planned Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam end the current stalemate “It was a totally unexpected step,” commented Diaaeddin Al-Kousi, an expert on water issues and former adviser to the minister of water resources and irrigation, in reaction to news ...

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Egypt’s Shoukry proposes World Bank as third party on Ethiopian dam technical studies

Egypt Wants World Bank to Help With Ethiopia Dam Impasse December 26/ 2017, 21:00 Ahramonline  Egypt’s foreign minister Sameh Shoukry suggested in a meeting on Tuesday with Ethiopian counterpart Workneh Gebeyehu that the World Bank act as an impartial third party in the technical committee studying the effects of construction ...

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