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Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan Endorse French Firm to Conduct Technical Studies on Impact of Grand Renaissance Dam

Two French firms are finally set to conduct studies on how the construction Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is likely to affect the Nile and its flow. On Tuesday, the foreign and water resources ministers of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan Read more ›

Ethiopia Postpones Renaissance Dam Negotiation at the Last Minute

Ethiopia has postponed a meeting with Egypt and Sudan on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The announcement came on Saturday, a day before the initial meeting was supposed to be held in Khartoum. Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom requested Read more ›

Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Construction is Almost 50% Complete

A 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, Read more ›

Ethiopia,Sudan and Egypt to hire international expert for renaissance dam

By Yohannes Anberbir The Reporter-(Addis Ababa)-Water affairs ministers of Ethiopia and Sudan rejected their Egyptian counterpart’s latest proposal on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) while agreeing unanimously to hire an international consultant that will conduct a study on the Read more ›

Ethiopia turns to transformers to curb power failure

The Reporter (Addis Ababa) – In a bid to curb the recurrent power cuts, the Ethiopian Electric Services has installed 248 transformers in Addis Ababa and the regional states. The new transformers are expected to augment the existing old transformers Read more ›

Ethiopia and Egypt agree to resume discussions over renaissance dam

Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister, Tedros Adhanom, has revealed that an agreement has been reached with the Egyptian government to re-open tripartite talks – with Sudan – concerning the renaissance dam. He made this comment at the end of a three-day visit Read more ›

Egypt’s new president vows not to allow renaissance dam dispute escalate into crisis

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has vowed not permit the protracted diplomatic row with neighbouring Ethiopia evolve into a serious crisis. He made this comment during his inaugural address at the Qubba Palace on Sunday, adding that Egypt recognizes the value of Read more ›

Ethiopia and Egypt ready to resume talks over renaissance dam

Officials from Ethiopia and Egypt have voiced willingness to re-engage in negotiations to resolve their dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Tripartite talks between the water ministries of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan broke down earlier in the year Read more ›

Sudan to export electricity to Eritrea

The Government of Sudan has agreed to supply electrical power to neighbouring Eritrea during a visit by President Isaias Afwerki to Khartoum last week. Reports indicate that work on the 45-kilometer transfer line between countries has already began. Online sources Read more ›

Egypt accuses Ethiopia of delaying resumption of renaissance dam discussions

Egypt’s Foreign Minister, Nabil Fahmy, has accused Ethiopian authorities of stalling the resolution of the renaissance dam dispute after they have failed to respond to several requests from Egypt to restart the talks. However, he has insisted that the Egyptian government Read more ›

Ethiopian defence ministry ready to protect renaissance dam against attacks

Ethiopia’s Minister of Defense, Siraj Fegessa, has told the country’s legislators that his ministry is prepared to shield the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) from any attacks. He relayed this information while presenting his ministry’s bi-annual performance report to the Read more ›

Ethiopia campaigns to win Egypt’s support for renaissance dam

The Ethiopian government has heightened diplomatic efforts to secure the support of the Egyptian government for the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile. The $4.3 billion facility, which is set to be the largest Read more ›

Ethiopia invites Media to Renaissance Dam construction site

The Ethiopian government has taken a number of foreign journalists on a tour of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) construction site. According to the Communication Affairs Office, the visit is to enable foreign media houses get some “first hand” Read more ›

Ethiopia and Egypt collaborate to create Hydraulic Research Center

Despite their much publicised row over Ethiopia’s construction of a dam on the Blue Nile, the governments of both nations have committed to collaborate towards the establishment of a hydraulic research laboratory in Addis Ababa. Egypt’s Minister for Irrigation and Read more ›