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Stopping The Nile New dam for Ethiopia

An enormous hydropower development in Ethiopia is expected to put further pressure on Egypt’s already fragile water supply. 05 Dec 2017,09:00 Egypt is dependent on the River Nile – 95 per cent of the 97 million population lives within 20km of the river, the country’s only perennial water supply, with ...

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Egypt’s FM discusses regional developments, including Ethiopia dam issue, with Saudi counterpart

November 2/12017, 15:00 The two top diplomats met on the sidelines of the Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue held in Rome. Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed Friday, among other issues, developments on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) with his Saudi counterpart, Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir, the Egyptian foreign ministry announced. According to a ...

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Ethiopian denies receiving funds from Qatar to build Renaissance dam

November 24/11/2017,23:00 On Thursday, Ethiopian Foreign Ministry spokesman Meles Alem defended the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project, she said that Addis Ababa does not need anyone’s permission to benefit from its natural resources and denied claims that his country is receiving funding from Qatar to build the Dam.   In a ...

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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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Regional ministers fail to reach agreement on Ethiopian dam studies report

November 13, 2017, 14:00 Egypt’s Minister of Irrigation Mohamed Abdel-Ati said on Sunday that participants in the tripartite ministerial meeting held in Cairo to discuss a preliminary studies report on the regional impact of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam have failed to reach a consenus, state-run MENA news agency reported. ...

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Ethiopia, Egypt and DRC worst hit in Africa by Trump visa lottery push back

November 08, 2017, 14:00 Egypt, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Ethiopia are the three top African countries who will be affected by a move by the United States to cancel a visa lottery regime. Figures from the Department of State indicates that the three countries had over 2,000 ...

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