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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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Sudan, Ethiopia hold military talks in Blu Nile

30 December 2017,19:00  (KHARTOUM) – The governor of Blue Nile State Hussein Yassen on Thursday has attended the opening session of the regular meeting between Sudan’s army 4th infantry division and Ethiopia’s army12th infantry division in Ed-Damazin. In his address before the meeting, Yassen praised roles of the Sudanese President Omer ...

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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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Egypt FM to head to Ethiopia after Nile dam talks stall

Reporting by Nadine Awadalla and Eric Knecht 24 December 2017,14:50 CAIRO- Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will visit Addis Ababa next week for talks with his Ethiopian counterpart, a foreign ministry spokesman said, in a bid to end a standoff over a multi-billion dollar dam project on the Nile river. ...

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Nile dam ‘matter of life or death for Ethiopia too’

NOVEMBER 23/11/2017, 23:30 Ethiopia does not need to get permission from anyone to use its own natural resources, Foreign Ministry spokesman says. ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry spokesman on Thursday said construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam was a “matter of life or death for Ethiopia too”. Meles ...

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Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia tensions over dam flare up again

NOVEMBER 23, 2017 08:59  Associated Press    CAIRO-Tensions between Egypt and upstream Nile basin countries Sudan and Ethiopia flared up again Thursday over the construction and the effects of a massive dam being built by Ethiopia on the Blue Nile, the waterway’s main tributary. A mostly desert nation of some ...

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Egypt’s Sisi issues warning to Ethiopia over the dam construction project

November 19,2017,20:25 Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a stern warning to Ethiopia on Saturday over a dam it is building, which could limit water supplies to Cairo. It comes after Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan failed to approve a study on its potential effects of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Addis Ababa’s plan ...

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Egypt inform us of deadlock reached in Ethiopian dam studies

November 19, 2017, 20:00 Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry informed Sunday US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of a deadlock in the process of carrying out studies on the effects of the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD) on downstream countries. In an official statement, Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid ...

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Egypt’s Sisi to meet with Ethiopian PM in December to discuss deadlock over dam studies

November 15,2017,13:00 Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn are scheduled to meet in Cairo in December to discuss the current deadlock over a controversial hydroelectric dam being built by Addis Ababa, as Cairo aims to drum up international backing for its concerns over the controversial ...

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