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Sudan stresses importance of reaching binding agreement on Nile Dam

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Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources Minister, Yasir Abbas, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 reiterated the importance of reaching a tripartite binding agreement regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Abbas underscored the importance of reaching the agreement at a news conference in the capital, Khartoum. “Sudan will benefit from the GERD in terms of generating electricity ...

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Egypt, Sudan politicising Renaissance Dam construction – Ethiopian envoy

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Ethiopian Ambassador to Russia, Alemayehu Tegenu, says Egypt and Sudan are politicising the issue of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) construction on the Blue Nile. Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Tegenu said in an interview with Sputnik that the two countries were trying to get other countries involved in their dispute over the dam just to solve their internal problems, ...

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Biden calls for diplomatic resolution of controversial Ethiopian dam

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US President Joseph Biden has underscored the US’ interest in achieving a diplomatic resolution of the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dan (GERD) that meets the legitimate needs of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. U.S. President Joe Biden A statement by the White House said President Biden was speaking in a telephone conversation on Monday, May 24, 2021 with Egyptian President Abdel ...

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Sudan threatens to sue Italian firm implementing Nile dam, Ethiopian govt

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Sudan has threatened to sue the Italian company implementing the Nile dam and the Ethiopian government if the second filling of the dam is conducted without a legal deal. Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Sudanese Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Yasir Abbas issued the threat in a tweet. “In case the second filling is conducted without reaching a legal deal, Sudan ...

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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

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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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