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), ...
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Jul 3rd, 2014
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Ethiopia has received an official letter from Egypt suggesting the resumption of negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over the Renaissance Dam, a senior Ethiopian official has said. Turkish news agency Anadolu quoted the director of the Ethiopian department of trans-border rivers, Faqih Ahm...
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Jun 23rd, 2014
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In the first two parts of this series, we presented a focused analysis of the GERD, based on evidentiary information that is available in the public domain. We argued objectively and cogently that the social, economic, environmental and ecological adverse impacts of the GERD could be incalculable, an...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
May 14th, 2014
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By Ahram Online   Egypt has repeatedly called for negotiations with Ethiopia over the Grand Renaissance Dam but has not received a real response, Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said. Fahmy, in an interview with Al-Ahram newspaper published on Wednesday, said that Egypt would not forget th...
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Apr 29th, 2014
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by Walter Russell Dam the Neighbors On the sandy floor of the Ethiopia’s Guba valley, a few miles from its border with Sudan, dreams are coming true. In this sparsely-populated area, an Italian firm backed by the Ethiopian government is building the Grand Renaissance Dam. It will be the largest hydro...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 25th, 2014
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Ethiopia has completed construction of 32 per cent of its Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and is “prepared for any confrontation with the Egyptian government”, the country’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said yesterday. Desalegn criticised what he described “the Egyptian...
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Apr 23rd, 2014
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By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s bold decision to pay for a huge dam itself has overturned generations of Egyptian control over the Nile’s waters, and may help transform one of the world’s poorest countries into a regional hydropower hub. By spurning an offer...
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Apr 21st, 2014
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Ahmed El-Sayed Al-Naggar, ahramonline Ethiopia’s ‘logic’ behind the construction of the Renaissance Dam is shocking, perhaps even more so than the issue of the dam itself. Addis Ababa is either unaware of such a thing as international law, in place to regulate water relations among countr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 19th, 2014
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By: Lori Pottinger, International Rivers International Rivers has been caught in the crossfire between Ethiopia and Egypt as they struggle over a large dam being built on the Nile River by Ethiopia. Ethiopia’s government turned its sights on International Rivers after we published a leaked report by ...
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Apr 16th, 2014
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Ethiopian officials say that attackers fired on a public bus in the country’s west, killing nine people and wounding seven. Redwan Hussein, a government spokesman, said Wednesday that the attack took place in the Banishangul Gumuz region, an area that has an increased security presence to prote...