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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan hold talks on Nile Dam

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Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan held a virtual meeting over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) issue. Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said this in a statement issued in Addis Ababa. The statement said that the three countries’ ministers exchanged views on the continuation of the trilateral negotiation focusing on a draft document presented by the ...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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