Blue Nile

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 21st, 2014
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By Beyene, B.M.* In 2011, the Ethiopian government announced its plan to construct the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile. Acknowledging the difficulty to get funding from foreign sources (mainly due to Egypt’s campaign against any project on the Nile in the upstream countries), ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 27th, 2014
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– By James Copnall The National Dialogue is dead’. The verdict comes from Ghazi Salaheddin Atabani, one of the longest-serving Islamist intellectuals of the Bashir era, who defected to the opposition late last year. He, and several other opposition leaders, had previously extended a cautious welcome ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 12th, 2014
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By Getachew Begashaw (PhD)* Part I: Economic and Political Backdrop Most Ethiopians agree that appropriately planned, designed, constructed, and operated dams on Abay (the Blue Nile) are economic necessities that should be supported to ensure the long-term economic development of the country and the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 8th, 2014
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The Ethiopian government will consolidate diplomatic efforts to create awareness among downstream countries — Sudan and Egypt — that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) it is constructing will benefit all downstream countries. The dam is on a stretch of the Blue Nile that runs thro...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 2nd, 2014
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Addis Ababa,  – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia has called on Egypt to refrain from its ongoing campaign against the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Ministry Spokesperson Ambassador Dina Mufti told local journalists here today that Egyptian officials should abandon the campaign ag...
By IndepthAfrica
In Analysis
Mar 31st, 2014
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By Ahmed Hassan The Plight of Sudan, Politicization of Humanitarian Access and the Hypocrisy of the International Community With the wide spread of protracted political problems, complex emergencies, and failed states, issues of entitlement and humanitarian access have come under real test by both do...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 19th, 2014
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By Betre Yacob. Egypt has begun a new diplomatic campaign against the multi billion dollar dam Ethiopia is constructing over the blue Nile, as Ethiopians are preparing to celebrate the 3rd year anniversary of the project. The campaign came after a technical negotiation between the two countries faile...
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Jan 13th, 2014
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By Ahram Online The Egyptian government has “alternative routes” in dealing with a major hydroelectric dam being constructed in Ethiopia, a spokesman for the Egyptian irrigation ministry said on Wednesday following a recent meeting between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan that was deemed a deadl...
By IndepthAfrica
In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Sep 16th, 2013
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For the past one-half decade, Ethiopia has been awash with talk of renaissance. There has been a lot of windbagging about a “Renaissance Dam” over the Blue Nile. Our ears nearly fell off listening to the endless gab about an “economic renaissance” with “11 percent” plus annual growth. There has also ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 1st, 2013
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Nader Noureddin unveils the hazardous consequences the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will have on Egypt and Sudan. The Nile, on whose banks lives 90 per cent of Egypt’s population, is under threat. Egypt has no substantial precipitation, of only about 15mm per year, and as a result the 1.3 billion cubic ...