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Water Affairs ministers of Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt meet on controversial dam

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Ministers of Water Affairs of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have held a virtual trilateral meeting on the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam According to the Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, observers and experts assigned by the Bureau of the African Union (AU) Assembly attended the meeting, which was held on Wednesday, November 4, ...

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New film documents efforts to save Ethiopia’s endangered elephants

elephant ivory

The federal authority responsible for managing national parks, the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA), has released “Ethiopia’s Elephant Crisis”, a documentary on its efforts to save its endangered elephants. Poached for their ivory and skin, elephants are threatened with extinction The Elephant Protection Initiative Foundation (EPI), an alliance of 21 African countries with common policies on elephant conservation, has lauded the venture. Since ...

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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan resume talks on disputed dam

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have resumed negotiations on the filling and operation of a controversial dam being built by Addis Ababa on the Blue Nile. Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam The online meeting on Monday, August 3, 2020 between the three Nile basin countries is the second of a new round of talks brokered by the African Union to resolve the ...

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Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia deadlocked on Nile dam in new talks

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have failed to reach agreement at a new round of talks hosted by the African Union to regulate the flow of water from the giant Blue Nile hydropower dam built by Addis Ababa, the three countries said. Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam The AU launched its mediation effort recently, involving 11 online sessions to end the deadlock ...

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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan agree to restart stalled dam talks

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Egypt said it had agreed with Ethiopia and Sudan to restart stalled talks in order to reach a deal on the rules of filling and operating Addis Ababa’s disputed dam on the Blue Nile. Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam The announcement was made late on Friday, June 26, 2020 following a mini-African Union summit, chaired by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, ...

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Impact of Covid-19 pandemic on poor communities in Addis Ababa

Covid-19 Ethiopia

The Covid-19 pandemic has devastated some of the best health care systems in the world. Having felt such damage by what are considered “developed” nations, the world has been anticipating a potentially disastrous rampage in Africa. Hanna and Soliyana, Abinet’s wife and daughter Most African nations have been left to clean up decades of poor healthcare management in a few ...

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Ethiopia, others called upon to respect biosafety law

Tewolde Egziabher

In an open letter originally published in the Ethiopia Observer, former Director-General of the Environmental Protection Authority of Ethiopia and the spokesperson of the Like-Minded Group (Group of 77 & China) at the Montreal and Cartagena biosafety talks, Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher, urges the government to respect the legal status of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Tewolde Egziabher, and Gurdial ...

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Worry in Ethiopia, Kenya as Lake Turkana water level falls

Lake Turkana

Water and Sanitation Dropping water levels in Kenya’s Lake Turkana following the development of dams and plantations in Ethiopia’s lower Omo Valley threaten the livelihoods of half a million indigenous people in Ethiopia and Kenya, according to the Human Rights Watch. Based on publicly available data from the United States Department of Agriculture, Lake Turkana’s water levels have dropped by ...

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Ethiopia: Why conservation of wetlands makes sense

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As the world celebrated the 2017 World Wetlands Day on Thursday, February 2 2017, the focus this time around was on the role played by wetlands in reducing the impact of natural disasters. Defined as land areas that are flooded with water, either seasonally or permanently, wetlands are said to be a natural buffer against disasters. However, no governmental and ...

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How Ethiopian farmers harvest data to boost farming

Dangila woreda

What’s the weather doing? It is a question that obsesses many. But, for many Ethiopians, it is a question that makes the difference between plenty and destitution. Ethiopia is a rich and diverse country that is home to around 100 million people, 88 different languages and imbued with long, diverse history. Its highlands are seasonally wet and fertile and its ...

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