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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 …

East African nations on high alert for Ebola

The east African region has been set on its toes following the revelation of an outbreak of Ebola infections in west Africa this March.

This disease, which was first identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan in the …

UN: Kony is hiding in South Sudan

The United Nations (UN) has revealed that the wanted leader of the Lord Resistance Army (LRA), Joseph Kony, is currently hiding in a small community in Western Bahr al-Ghazal State, South Sudan.

According to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki …

Sudan: Government imposes restrictions on political parties

The Government of Sudan has issued a decree imposing restrictions on political assembly and media commentary.

Reports indicate that the order, issued on Monday by the president, requires all political groups to seek permission from the authorities before holding any …

Sudan and South Sudan leaders meet in Khartoum

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir hosted his counterpart, President Salva Kiir of South Sudan, in Khartoum recently amid ongoing efforts to strengthen bilateral relations in the wake of the prolonged civil war in the south.

A spokesman for Sudan’s Foreign Ministry …

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 …

Khartoum postpones UN Refugee Program

The Sudanese government has announced the suspension of a United Nations program aimed at providing training and other forms of assistance to thousands of refugees and local residents in eastern Sudan.

The Sudanese Media Center issued a statement announcing that …

US deploys Troops and Aircrafts to Uganda

The Government of the United States of America has confirmed plans to discharge 4 CU-22 Osprey aircrafts to Uganda, as well as an additional 150 air-force personnel to man the planes.

The reinforcements are expected to increase the ability of …

Sudan, South Sudan to re-activate Joint Border Patrol

The defense ministers of Sudan and South Sudan on Wednesday agreed to resume joint patrol of their disputed 6-mile long border.

According to a report by Daily Nation, the South Sudanese Defense Minister, Kuol Manyang, who was in Khartoum this …

Sudan and Iraq Sign Petroleum Co-operation Agreement

The governments of Sudan and Iraq have signed an agreement that will see the Middle Eastern nation supply crude oil to Khartoum and also support the construction of a petroleum refinery in the warring North African nation.

According to a …

Ethiopia mulls Exporting Electricity to Yemen

Ethiopia and Yemen have begun negotiations into an agreement that could see the former export electrical power to the Middle Eastern nation over 700 miles away, reports indicate.

According to sources, the agreement stipulates that Ethiopia will sell 100 MW …

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 …

Sudan Offers to Protect Oil Fields in South Sudan

The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan met in Juba on Monday to discuss possible ways of protecting their shared interest in South Sudan’s oil fields, which are being threatened by the current insurrection.

According to reports, rebels now control …

African Migrants in Israel Stage Protests

Thousands of African migrants took to the streets of Tel Aviv on Sunday to protest against the Israeli government’s detention and repatriation of illegal immigrants.

Protests were also reported in Eilat, a renowned tourist destination in southern Israel with a …

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’s Walya Antelopes Knocked Out of CECAFA

The Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia have been eliminated from the ongoing CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup after losing 2–0 to the Falcons of Jedaine on Sunday.

The Walyas came to the tournament as favorites after an impressive display during the Brazil …