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Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Marks Milestone, Approaches Completion

From the Atlantic Council BY J. PETER PHAM The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) nearing completion (Atlantic Council/J. Peter Pham) The April 2 anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in 2011 passed largely unremarked amid the cascade of momentous news coming recently from Ethiopia, including several […]

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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to meet on Monday for Nile dam talks

Reuters Staff ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The leaders of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will meet on Monday in a bid to break a deadlock in negotiations over a hydroelectric dam Addis Ababa is building along its share of the Nile river, two official sources said on Sunday. Sudan’s President Omar Al Bashir is seen at […]

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Troubled Waters: Egypt and Ethiopia Wrangle Over Nile Dam

From The Wall Street Journal Addis Ababa’s plans expose rivalry with Cairo for regional power; ‘Egypt cannot live without the Nile’ By Matina Stevis-Gridneff in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dahlia Kholaif in Arab al Raml, Egypt Jan. 17, 2018  The world’s longest river, a lifeline for hundreds of millions of people, is also fast becoming a fault line. Ethiopia’s ambitious […]

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Despite talk of good relations, security concerns darken Egypt-Sudan ties

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir meet ahead of the signing of a number of agreements between the two countries at the El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo, Oct. 5, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) CAIRO — In an interview with Al Arabiya TV in early February, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir accused […]

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Ethiopia close to finishing 70% of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

The technical report has nothing to do with the current construction and it is only intended to show the dam’s impact on other countries, says Ethiopian minister Ahmed Abbas May 28, 2016    Ethiopia is about to finish 70% of construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), minister of the Ethiopian Government Communication Affairs […]

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Dam figures to revolutionize Ethiopia

Construction work is shown in June 2013, at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, near Assosa in the Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia, near Sudan. The dam will have the capacity to produce 6,000 megawatts of electricity and become the biggest hydroelectric power station in Africa.ELIAS ASMARE, ASSOCIATED PRESS By TOM CAMPBELL / Staff columnist The greatest […]

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Africa’s $700 Billion Problem Waiting to Happen

The Horn of Africa region is central to the world’s maritime trade. It’s also beginning to fall apart. BY ALEX DE WAAL Back in 2002, Meles Zenawi, then prime minister of Ethiopia, drafted a foreign policy and national security white paper for his country. Before finalizing it, he confided to me a “nightmare scenario” — […]

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Ethiopia affirms commitment to declaration of principles: Shoukry

From Egypt Daily News Egypt is not worried about GERD, and is using any means available to reach an agreement, says FM  Ahmed Abbas     Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry said the Ethiopian president affirmed his country’s commitment to the declaration of principles for on the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), previously signed by the […]

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Ethiopian dam talks postponed to late October: Minister

Egypt, Sudan And Ethiopia Sign Agreement On Renaissance Dam In Khartoum – YOUM7 By THE CAIRO POST CAIRO: Sudan and Ethiopia have requested Egypt to convene the 9th round of their tripartite meetings to late October to talk the issue of a consultation firm for evaluating the impact of the under-construction Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), stated […]

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Renaissance Dam tripartite meetings to resume in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, 19 August 2015 (WIC) – Egypt’s Minister of Irrigation, Hossam Moghazi, said on Monday the tripartite committee for Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam will meet on 20 and 21 August in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported. The committee will discuss the latest developments regarding the undelivered foreign consultancy firms’ report on […]

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