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Egypt says current talks ‘last chance’ to stop Ethiopia refilling Nile dam

Meeting in Kinshasa between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the Grand Renaissance Dam comes after Sisi warned of ‘unimaginable instability’ if Ethiopia proceeds. The latest meeting between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam may be the last chance to relaunch talks before it is filled for the second year in a…

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…

EXCLUSIVE: Ethiopia starts filling GERD

Ethiopia starts the first phase of filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on Wednesday July 8, after years of waiting. Sources at the construction site told Capital that the dam starts catching water mid this week and expects to be filled to some level in few weeks for the first phase. Prime Minister Abiy…

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…

ETHIOPIA TO ESTABLISH NEW AUTHORITY TO REGULATE TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICE (SEE COPY OF THE NEW PROCLAMATION)

In its 14th urgent session held today, the Council of Ministers has reviewed and passed a new proclamation establishing a federal authority to regulate telecommunication services. The proclamation has been referred to the House of People’s Representatives for approval.   The new proclamation, “Communications Service Regulation Proclamation” establishes “an independent, transparent, and accountable regulatory Authority” aimed…

Abiy Ahmed’s Ethiopia: Bandwagon or Hegemony?

‘As a son of a Muslim father, a student of conflict studies with a PhD in Peace and Security Studies, and a politician who brokered peace between parties to religious conflicts in his home town, Abiy Ahmed would naturally be expected to has overcome the “siege mentality” of Ethiopian leaders vis-a-vis Arab powers.’ The New…

Don’t Let Ethiopia Become the Next Yugoslavia

Federations of ethnonational states can become explosive during moments of political liberalization. Abiy Ahmed must tread carefully to avoid a Balkan nightmare. BY FLORIAN BIEBER, WONDEMAGEGN TADESSE GOSHU within a few shorts months, Ethiopia has witnessed a dramatic transformation. The new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, signed a peace agreement with Eritrea after years of simmering tensions. He…

U.N. urges Ethiopia to release more detainees

By Jerry Owilli – January 19, 2018 The United Nations on Friday welcomed a move by the Ethiopian government to release 115 detainees earlier this week, including a senior opposition politician, but urged for a review of the status of thousands still jailed and to loosen anti-terror laws and curbs on activists and media. The leader of…

Hydro-economics: Egypt, Ethiopia and the Nile

A look at the ongoing dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and its impact on the world’s longest river. 22 Oct 2017 13:05 GMT Water ministers from Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have gathered last week to discuss how Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam will affect water distribution and access to the Nile. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance…

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