Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Construction is Almost 50% Complete

Ethiopia-damA high ranking Ethiopian official has confirmed that the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is almost 50 percent complete.

Debre-Tsion Gebre-Michael, the finance and economic cluster coordinator as well as the minister of information, communication and technology, …

Ethiopia quells Egyptian fears over renaissance dam

By Nigel Wilson

 Egypt’s foreign minister returned from Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa confident that the two countries would work together to protect Egypt’s water rights as the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam goes ahead.

Sameh Shoukry said his Ethiopian …

Egypt ceases transactions with Sudanese banks

The Central Bank of Egypt has ordered all banks in the country to freeze their dealings with Sudanese banks over concerns that these institutions may be violating international financial laws.

Reports indicate that the verbal directive also includes Qatar and …

EU-Africa Summit opens in Brussels

The 4th EU-Africa Summit kicked off yesterday in Brussels, with attendance from African and European leaders from about 80 nations.

Leaders from the two continents have converged in Belgium to discuss commerce as the deadline approaches for tariff-free trade …

White House to Host U.S. – African Leaders Summit

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The White house has announced on Tuesday that the United States will host the first U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington, DC, later in the year.

A statement from spokesman Jay Carney said, “The White House is pleased to announce that …

Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt Make Progress on GERD Talks

Experts and ministers of water resources from Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt yesterday concluded a two-day meeting in Khartoum over the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

The meeting, which has been described as successful, was convened for the three nations …

Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt Meet Again to Discuss GERD

Ministers from Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt are scheduled to attend a meeting in Khartoum today in an attempt to reach an agreement over the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD).

This is the second time minsters from these countries are meeting …

Ethiopia and Egypt Fail to Reach Agreement Over GERD

Ethiopia and Egypt have once again failed to settle their dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), after a short meeting between Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour in Kuwait earlier in the week.

According …