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Reuters Insight by Aaron Maasho 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 from Cairo for help financing the project, Addis Ababa has ensured it controls the construction of the Renaissance …
Punishment ranging from fines and jail terms to confiscation of assets and deportation may be imposed, escalating a year-long crackdown on visa irregularities that have been overlooked for decades.
Ethiopian GERD Panel of Experts calls International Rivers Network “paternalistic”, “fanatical” and “proxy for Egypt”
Egypt has weighed in on several peacekeeping efforts as well as being one of the parties involved in the debate on the Ethiopian Dam.
Egypt says no room for concessions on GERD that would harm water security
ECESR report contradicts announcements of Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation
Two of the dam’s turbines will begin generating power within 18 months, says Ethiopia’s foreign ministry
Egypt seeking agreement to ensure Ethiopia’s developmental needs, interests of Sudan, and Egypt’s water security, says ministry
The two countries did not reach a solution after talks in the Ethiopian capital last month
Home to over 50,000 people, it was always considered a safe haven, even during decades of civil war with Sudan that ended in 2005 and led to the birth of South Sudan in 2011.
Interim foreign minister on tour to Nile Basin Countries of Tanzania and Congo
The two downstream countries recently held talks on Nile water in the Sudanese capital
The man, born in 1983 and an Ethiopian citizen, had contacted Geneva Airport and said “he needed to land to fill the tank. After that he announced the hijacking,” Grandjean said.
Egypt says all its proposals were rejected by Ethiopia; the latter says disagreement was over including an international element to a proposed committee
Water and foreign ministry official to discuss “sticking points” in GERD talks
Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Karty said Tuesday that the GERD would not affect the relationship between his country and Egypt, as Sudan is acting as mediator between Egypt and Ethiopia.
Abdul Mutalleb says dam’s current efficiency is less than 30%
Thousands have been killed and half a million civilians forced to flee the fighting between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and rebels allied to his sacked deputy Riek Machar.
Some of the 20,000 civilians sheltering in the peacekeeper’s compound had been wounded from stray bullets from heavy machine guns during the intense battle.
Ethiopia’s Water and Energy Minister stresses importance of respecting Egypt’s water needs
Water ministers express optimism for consensus
Fighting erupted in South Sudan 15 December, when President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy Riek Machar of attempting a coup.
Minister Mohamed Abdel Moteleb says a new dam in Gondar will not affect water flow to Lake Nasser
The study will be binding for Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, says Egypt’s irrigation minister
Committee to oversee implementation recommendations of International Committee of Experts
Minister “praised the atmosphere” of the talks on the Ethiopian dam
Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Abdel Moteleb continues meeting with counterparts in Khartoum
The talks between experts from Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia come one day before a scheduled ministerial meeting
According to Ethiopian officials, three of their nationals were killed this month in clashes with Saudi police as the clampdown — set in motion after a seven-month amnesty period expired — got under way.
Interim President heads delegation to Kuwait for high-level summit titled “Partners in Investment and Development”