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Ethiopia: Egypt Trying to Maintain Colonial Era Grip Over Nile

Egypt’s new proposal regarding the filling of the dam crossed red line, Ethiopia accuses
“Egypt’s new proposal regarding the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has crossed the red line drawn by Ethiopia” – Ministry of Water, Irrigation, and Energy. (Photo: REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo)

BY AIDAN LEWIS | REUTERS

Ethiopia has accused Egypt of trying to maintain its grip over the waters of the Nile with a proposal it says would imperil a giant hydropower dam under construction on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile, in a growing diplomatic spat. Continue reading Ethiopia: Egypt Trying to Maintain Colonial Era Grip Over Nile

Latest Three-nation Talks on Ethiopia Dam Fail

Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan fail to make progress over the impact of the controversial Ethiopia Dam (GERD) on the water share of downstream countries.

End in deadlock. “Since the morning we [foreign ministers and intelligence officers] discussed many issues but in the end, we could not reach a consensus,” Sudan foreign minister Ibrahim Ghandour.
BY REUTERS

Talks in Khartoum between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt to resolve differences over a dam Ethiopia is building ended early on Friday without agreement, the Sudanese foreign minister said.

Egypt and Ethiopia are at loggerheads over the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam, a $4 billion-hydroelectric project that Cairo fears will reduce waters that run to its fields and reservoirs from Ethiopia’s highlands and via Sudan. Continue reading Latest Three-nation Talks on Ethiopia Dam Fail

Egypt Wants Sudan Out of Nile Dam Talks

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi proposed to his Ethiopian counterpart, the contentious dam talks between the two countries to proceed with out the inclusion of Sudan.

BY AL JAZEERA NEWS

Egypt has proposed excluding Sudan from contentious negotiations over the future of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the largest hydroelectric dam project in Africa, according to an Ethiopian newspaper. Continue reading Egypt Wants Sudan Out of Nile Dam Talks

Eritrea’s Deepening Relation with Egypt Has Nothing to do with Ethiopia Dam

Claim by the Ethiopian regime that Eritrea targets ‘millennium dam’ stems from unhealthy mindset, said President Isaias Afewerki.

BY ESAT NEWS

The claim by the Ethiopian regime that the relation between Eritrea and Egypt is targeting Ethiopia’s Renaissance dam is “unfounded and stems from an unhealthy mindset,” Eritrea’s President said over the weekend.

President Isaias Afeworki was responding to Ethiopian regime’s accusations that Eritrea is posed to destabilize Ethiopia and stall the building of its mega hydroelectric dam. Continue reading Eritrea’s Deepening Relation with Egypt Has Nothing to do with Ethiopia Dam

Sudan, Egypt Contest their Maritime Borders

Sudan will recover its territories as long as its dispute with Egypt are genuine. However, if it is for the sake of fighting Ethiopia’s war overt Egypt, it will certainly lose. (Photo: Map of Halayb Triangle, a territory disputed by Egypt and Sudan. )

BY MIDDLE EAST MONITOR

The rift between Sudan and Egypt is growing with the neighbouring countries continuing their disagreements over their maritime borders.

In March, Sudan filed an official memorandum of objection for the first time containing baselines for its northern border, which included the Triangle within the Sudanese borders. Continue reading Sudan, Egypt Contest their Maritime Borders

Ethiopia: Nile Dam to go Ahead Regardless of Impact Study

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia commissioned studies into the environmental and economic impact that the GERD will have on the flow of the Nile.

By AFP,

Construction of Ethiopia’s controversial Grand Renaissance Dam on Nile River will go ahead whatever the findings of an environmental impact report agreed with Egypt and Sudan, the government said Wednesday.

“This study cannot affect construction of the dam. Construction of the dam will continue,” Mutuma Mikasa, minister for water, irrigation and electricity, told a news conference. Continue reading Ethiopia: Nile Dam to go Ahead Regardless of Impact Study