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All options open regarding Nile dam, says Sudan

Yasir Abbas

Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources Minister, Yasir Abbas, said the failure of the latest round of talks regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) had made all options open before Sudan. Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources Minister, Yasir Abbas Abbas, who said this at a news conference in Khartoum on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, added that the options included resorting ...

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Choices open in tackling Nile dam issue, but cooperation better – Egyptian president

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi stressed on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 that “all choices are open” in dealing with the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam “Don’t touch a drop of Egypt’s water,” Sisi said during the inauguration of an integrated complex for secure and smart documents in Cairo. He stressed all choices are open, but cooperation ...

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Ethiopia’s unilateral actions over disputed dam will have consequences – Egypt

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Ethiopia’s unilateral actions over the filling and operation of the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will have “massive negative repercussions,” Egypt’s Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Abdel-Ati warned on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Abdel-Ati gave the warning during his meeting in Cairo with the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan Donald Booth and Marina ...

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Ethiopia expects controversial Renaissance Dam to begin generating electricity in August

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Ethiopia says two turbines of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) are expected to generate power next August as it goes ahead with its timelines in the construction of the controversial dam on the Blue Nile. Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam The Chief Executive Officer of the Ethiopian Electric Power, Asheber Balcha, told a one-day symposium on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 ...

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Egyptian FM, UN chief discuss Ethiopia’s disputed Nile dam

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Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres discussed the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) during a phone conversation on Friday, March 5, 2021. Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for Guterres, disclosed this in a statement. According to Dujarric, during the conversation, Shoukry voiced his concern over the stalled African Union (AU)-led negotiations ...

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Desert locust invasion destroys massive cropland in Ethiopia – UN

Desert locust swarm

Around 365,015 hectares of cropland have been destroyed by a desert locust invasion, the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has disclosed. Desert locust swarm “Ethiopia is experiencing its worst desert locust outbreak in 25 years, which exacerbates an already alarming food security and nutrition situation,” the UNOCHA said in a press statement issued Friday, March 5, ...

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Ethiopia considers access to Nile waters non-negotiable sovereignty issue – Envoy

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Ethiopia considers access to the Nile waters and transparency on any future development of the river to be sovereignty issues that are non-negotiable, Ethiopian Ambassador to South Africa, Shiferaw Teklemariam Menbacho, told Sputnik. Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia have been at loggerheads over The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.Ethiopia announced last year that it began filling the dam’s ...

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Dam down, water supplies failing in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray

Tigray region

Clean water supplies are running short in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region where a conflict has left infrastructure damaged and looted, equipment stolen and a dam inoperative, a state-run news agency said on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Some Ethiopians caught in the conflict in the Tigray region. Photo credit: AFP “It is difficult to provide citizens with clean water,” the Ethiopian ...

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Sudan worried over Ethiopia’s plan to go ahead with filling of Nile dam

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Sudan has expressed concern over Ethiopia’s announcement of it’s intention to carry on with the second phase of filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Yasir Abbas, Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources Minister, expressed the concern on Thursday, January 7, 2021. “The announcement by the Ethiopian Minister of Irrigation and Energy on his country’s intention to ...

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Sudan expresses ‘reservation’ on tripartite meeting on controversial dam

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Sudan says it has “reservations” over participation in the Tripartite Ministerial meeting involving Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia on filling and operation of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) being built on the Blue Nile. Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam In a statement issued on Monday, January 4, 2021, the state-owned Sudan News Agency quoted the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources ...

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