Tag Archives: GERD

Sudan Holds Meetings with Ambassadors of UNSC Countries Over GERD

Sudan wants to place responsibility on the UNSC to convince Ethiopia on GERD second filling
Sudan wants to place responsibility on the international community to convince Ethiopia to retreat on its intention to embark on the second filling of the GERD in July without reaching an agreement with Khartoum. (Photo: Twitter/@PositivelyEthio)

BY AHRAM ONLINE

Sudan has recently held a series of meetings with foreign ambassadors in Khartoum, including those of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) countries, to discuss the standoff caused by the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which has been of concern for Sudan since 2011. Continue reading Sudan Holds Meetings with Ambassadors of UNSC Countries Over GERD

Cairo Supports Efforts to Stabilize Horn of Africa, Egypt’s FM Tells Eritrean Delegation

Egyptian FM Shoukry (R) received his Eritrean counterpart (L) and Eritrea’s president political advisor in Cairo on Wednesday, 18 November 2020, for regional talks. (Photo: Egypt’s foreign ministry)

BY AHRAM ONLINE

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told his Eritrean counterpart, Osman Saleh, on Wednesday that Cairo fully supports all efforts aiming to enhance peace, security, and stability in the Horn of Africa. Continue reading Cairo Supports Efforts to Stabilize Horn of Africa, Egypt’s FM Tells Eritrean Delegation

President Isaias, Gen. Al-Burhan Met in Asmara

Al-Burhan discussed with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki today in Asmara on security and border issues, besides developments of the Renaissance Dam.- (SUNA)

BY SHABAIT

The President of Sudan’s Sovereign Council, Gen. Abdul Fattah al-Burhan, arrived in Asmara in mid-morning hours today for a one-day working visit.

President al-Burhan and his delegation were accorded a warm welcome by President Isaias Afwerki on arrival at Asmara International Airport. Continue reading President Isaias, Gen. Al-Burhan Met in Asmara

U.S. Halts Some Foreign Assistance Funding to Ethiopia Over Dam Dispute with Egypt, Sudan

Some U.S. officials fear the move will harm Washington’s relationship with Addis Ababa.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has approved a plan to halt nearly $130 million in U.S. foreign assistance to Ethiopia as a move to address the standoff over a Nile dam project between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan. (Photo: Upstream)

BY ROBBIE GRAMER | FOREIGN POLICY

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has approved a plan to halt U.S. foreign assistance to Ethiopia as the Trump administration attempts to mediate a dispute with Egypt and Sudan over the East African country’s construction of a massive dam on the Nile River. Continue reading U.S. Halts Some Foreign Assistance Funding to Ethiopia Over Dam Dispute with Egypt, Sudan

Receiving ‘Marching Orders’ is Anathema to the Eritrean DNA

To somehow think or believe that Eritrea can easily jeopardize what it has worked so long and hard for by simply or casually choosing to “dip back into bad blood” or conflict to boost its “coffers” by serving as a proxy at the behest of big or small powers in the ongoing Nile dam dispute is beyond preposterous.

BY FIKREJESUS AMHAZION (PH.D.)

In a recent article, “A Request: More Honesty, Less Nonsense”, I discussed the issue of the fabrication of information, pointing out how things like “fake news”, misinformation, and disinformation have become increasingly salient and problematic issues within societies around the world.

The central focus of the article was on how during recent months and weeks, generally corresponding with the global COVID-19 pandemic, there has been much false information and a lot of fake news about the local conditions and general situation in Eritrea. Continue reading Receiving ‘Marching Orders’ is Anathema to the Eritrean DNA

Eritrea Weighs Role in Egypt-Ethiopia Dispute Over Nile Dam

What role can Eritrea play in the conflict between Cairo and Addis Ababa over the GERD?

Eritrea’s president visited Cairo against the backdrop of the faltering talks on the Nile dam dispute, raising questions about Eritrea’s role in mediating Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan.

BY AYAH AMAN | AL-MONITOR

During his two-day visit to Cairo on July 6-7, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki held bilateral talks with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, focusing on the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian   (GERD) and security in the Red Sea, with the aim to support regional security and stability, spokesman for the Egyptian presidency Bassam Radi said. Continue reading Eritrea Weighs Role in Egypt-Ethiopia Dispute Over Nile Dam

Backed into a Corner Over the Nile Dam, Egypt May Have No Choice but to Go to War

Water is not the only vital interest at stake: Egypt’s president and former general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is fighting for his legitimacy

Deadlock means war. Abiy Ahmed is facing unprecedented political and ethnic unrest. His government’s legitimacy questioned by many after election was postponed indefinitely. Yet, Ethiopians rally behind GERD dam and filling the dam with or without agreement with Egypt provides Abiy Ahmed with the national unity he desperately needs. Backing down is not an option for him either. (Photo by Twitter/@PositivelyEthio)

BY AHMED ABOUDOUH | THE INDEPENDENT

When I warned in March that war between Egypt and Ethiopia over a Nile dam is possible if they don’t reach an agreement, the official Twitter account of Ethiopia’s foreign ministry accused me of being “alarmist and inaccurate”. Today, negotiations between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia have reached a diplomatic endgame – and, indeed, war looks like the only possible scenario, even as the world is still downplaying its drum-beating. Continue reading Backed into a Corner Over the Nile Dam, Egypt May Have No Choice but to Go to War

Egypt, Eritrea Leaders Discuss Developments in Horn of Africa, Red Sea

The two Presidents exchanged views on developments in the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea as well as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

BY EGYPT TODAY

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received on Monday Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki at Itihadiyah Presidential Palace to discuss regional developments and bilateral relations.

The guest president is on a three-day visit which will include a meeting between officials of both countries to exchange views on developments in the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea as well as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Continue reading Egypt, Eritrea Leaders Discuss Developments in Horn of Africa, Red Sea