Apr 15th, 2014
International River Network (IRN): “GERD Panel of Experts Report: Big Questions Remain” Response by GERD National Panel of Experts For so many years now the IRN, International River Network, this self-appointed “guardian” of all rivers of the world, has been leaving no stone u...
Jul 3rd, 2013
By Elissa Jobson,Good Governance Africa Strong emotions rise to the surface when discussions turn to the Nile, the world’s longest river. Most debate swirls around control of its basin which is shared by 11 African nations. Politicians and others have pondered the chances of a war over its life-givin...
Jun 25th, 2013
Egypt’s president, Mohammed Morsi, spoke bluntly: “If a single drop of the Nile is lost, our blood will be the alternative.” He was talking, this month, about Ethiopia’s $4.7 billion (Dh17.3 billion) Grand Renaissance Dam, now under construction on the Blue Nile. That river, w...
In East Africa
Nov 19th, 2012
By: Goitom T. Various media outlets have been reporting as if Egypt was prepared to attack Ethiopia, to protect its stake in River Nile quoting the internal emails from the U.S. private-security firm STRATFOR. It is also heard that the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia General ...
Oct 19th, 2012
By DEBAY TADESSE Until the recent positive signs of cooperation between some of the Nile riparian states, disputes between the downstream and upper riparian states over rights to the waters of the Nile have been a contentious issue for centuries. The outcome of the Nile water negotiations could have ...
In East Africa
Apr 11th, 2011
Egypt has reiterated its opposition to Ethiopia’s plans to build a dam on the Nile River, raising concerns about water supply in Cairo. To make itself heard, a 40-member Egyptian delegation visited Uganda, seeking cooperation in opposing Addis Ababa’s Grand Millennium Dam construction in Benshangul G...
In East Africa
Mar 15th, 2011
Ethiopia is set to launch construction of a massive hydroelectric dam in its Nile basin near its border with Sudan, the country’s Prime Minister has announced. The planned power plant Ethiopia’s Benishangul state will be 40km from the Sudanese border. “We are planning to carry out a number of i...
Mar 7th, 2011
The government faces mounting criticism over the Gibe III dam – for not consulting the communities affected by it and for attempting to silence dissent. With Ethiopia due to become the leading recipient of bilateral UK development assistance, following last week’s review of Britain’s aid ...
Jan 20th, 2011
The Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi may soon sign an accord on water usage from the Nile River, paving the way for ratification of a pact that strips Egypt of its rights to the flow from the world’s longest river. The leaders of the two nations are set to adopt the so- called Comprehensive [...