In East Africa
Apr 16th, 2014
the guardian Claim and counter-claim has attended the delayed publication of a report on the likely impact of the Grand Renaissance dam. The opening sentence of Egypt‘s new constitution describes the country as the river Nile’s gift to Egyptians. It is a grand claim, but one that helps ex...
Feb 18th, 2013
By ANDREW CARLSON Origins A Publication of Ohio State University vol. 6, issue 6 – March 2013 Editor’s Note: Egypt and Sudan are utterly dependent on the waters of the Nile River. Over the past century both of these desert countries have built several dams and reservoirs, hoping to limit ...
Feb 5th, 2013
By Eric Reeves Three recent assessments missions to Blue Nile have powerfully expanded our view of the vast crisis in this desperate region, as well as of the better reported humanitarian crisis engineered by Khartoum in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan. Reports from Human Rights Watch, Aegis Tru...
Nov 23rd, 2012
Robele Ababya The Nile water is the sole lifeline for Egypt to which the Blue Nile River contributes 85%. The Blue Nile River is a vital indispensable resource of Ethiopia for irrigation farming in view of her increasing population, source of hydraulic power, and a deterrent weapon of last resort fo...
Nov 19th, 2012
In Africa, access to water is one of the most critical aspects of human survival. Today, about one third of the total population lack access to water. Constituting 300 million people and about 313 million people lack proper sanitation. (World Water Council 2006). As result, many riparian countries su...
In East Africa
Apr 19th, 2011
A helicopter with a team of experts on board has reportedly crashed into the Blue Nile River on Monday, a local an Ethiopian newspaper has reported. Owned by a South African company, the helicopter, which took off from Qoncho area in the Benishangul Gumuz region was carrying out a feasibility study f...
Dec 24th, 2010
A lot has been said about Abay River and the Blue Nile: patriotic poems have been composed, beautiful songs sung in their honor; accords signed, major wars fought and boundaries demarcated. After the recent inauguration of the highly political Tekeze dam in Tigray and the Tana-Beles project in Amhara...