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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 counterpart showed understanding towards Egypt’s concerns Read more ›

UN human rights expert visits Sudan

An independent United Nations human rights expert, Mashood Banderin, has arrived in Sudan for a ten-day visit to assess the country’s credential’s against the organization’s standards. Mr. Banderin has revealed that during this visit he will focus on the situation Read more ›

U.S. condemns attacks on civilians in Sudan

The United States has issued a stinging condemnation of alleged attacks by Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on civilians in Blue Nile and North Kordofan States. According to Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, in a statement 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 ›

Nile Tributary Nations’ Dispute over Renaissance Dam Persist

Africa’s largest hydropower project – the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – is reportedly under threat, as Egypt and Ethiopia are yet to transverse a deadlock in negotiations over the Nile’s flow, reports indicate. The construction of the dam, taking place Read more ›