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Ethiopia poised to start vaccine trials

By Brook Abdu As the whole world rushes to find a vaccine for the coronavirus pandemic, the majority of African nations have expressed their willingness to conduct a vaccine test in their homeland. Some African nations, including Ethiopia, were indicated to have the capacity to produce the vaccine once approved. This was disclosed at a press…

Trump or Biden: Why Ethiopians should pay attention for the sake of the #GERD

As the 2020 US presidential elections approach it is likely that it will amass interest from all corners of the world. The global power of the US – even though some argue that this is quickly dwindling – makes the US presidential elections a point of interest for different actors including governments, international and regional…

Egypt is not water-poor; it is a management deficient nation – Dr Negussie Nega

Throughout the centuries, Ethiopia missed boundless development opportunities as an up-stream riparian nation and the source of the Blue Nile. Its citizens endured abject poverty for generations. Unable to industralize due to lack of power essential to infrastructure and economic development. Witgh the great Ethiopian Rennaissance dam (GERD), Ethiopians ultimately aspire to satisfy their eneergy…

Whitewashing Susan Rice’s culpable diplomatic blunders

by Kibreab Tesfay Writing for a local US Newspaper (Orange Country Register), Professor Tom Campell crows on Susan Rice’s (pictured with the late TPLF leader) presumed “talents and virtues that are disappointingly rare in US diplomacy today”. The author proceeds to shower gratuitous plaudits on Rice for her laudable “initiative and role” to end the…

BREAKING: Egypt Announces Plan For Water Conservation

Mini-African summit to convene on Tuesday to discuss Ethiopian dam ISTANBUL Egypt on Tuesday announced a complete plan for water conservation in parallel with convening a mini-African summit to discuss Ethiopia’s Renaissance dam project and to move forward with the dam’s troubled negotiations. “Joint working groups have been formed between the Ministry of Water Resources…

Ethiopia’s Nile mega-dam is changing dynamics in Horn of Africa

China, US, Turkey and Saudi Arabia vie for influence amid region’s renaissance. In a few weeks, Ethiopian engineers will start the multiyear task of filling with water the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Africa’s largest hydroelectric power plant and the most ambitious attempt to harness the power of the Nile in history. Eventually, the $4.8bn project…

The Nile Basin: Beyond Jingoism and Parochial Rhetoric

BY MELAKU TEGEGN (PHD) As matters stand now the dispute over the Ethiopian dam particularly between Ethiopia and Egypt can possibly be exacerbated to open military conflict. That will certainly defeat the very purpose for the formation of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), the regional organization with a membership of the eleven countries of the Nile…

The Congressional Black Caucus Statement on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2020  In recent months negotiations have stalled and there has been an escalation of tensions on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that impacts, Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan.  The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) encourages the continued cooperation and peaceful negotiations of all stakeholders in the construction of the GERD. These negotiations should…

Coronavirus Vaccine Using Inhaler ‘Could Be Ready By August’

A COVID-19 vaccine could be ready in the form of an inhaler in just weeks, it is believed. Researchers at University of Oxford say the are “80% confident” the coronavirus vaccine they’ve been developing will work, particularly on younger people. Drug company Astra Zeneca will produce two billion doses of the vaccine when it gets…

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