Archive for the ‘Ethiopia’ Category

Water Rights and Global Conflict in 2023

Via The Business Year, a look at water rights and global conflict in 2023: We once again find ourselves in troubled times as the year 2023 is coming to a close. The war in Ukraine has been raging for over 600 days, without any prospects for peace on the horizon. Meanwhile, the latest resurfacing of […]

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Extreme Drought in Northern Italy Mirrors Climate in Ethiopia

Via The Guardian, a look at new research that shows global heating creating a ‘whiplash effect’ of erratic extremes – often in poorest countries: Extreme drought in northern Italy has doubled over the past two decades, creating a climate that increasingly mirrors that of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa, research shows. Analysis of satellite imagery and […]

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How To Tackle Sub-Saharan Africa’s Water Crisis

Via The Frontier Post, commentary on how to tackle sub-Saharan Africa’s water crisis: Water should be considered a fundamental human right, to which all human beings are entitled, regardless of their background, ethnicity, nationality, religion or race. But consider yourself fortunate if you do have access to clean water around the clock, because it is […]

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Third Round GERD Talks Conclude Without Outcome

Via Addis Standard, a report on the third round GERD talks which recently conclude in Cairo without an outcome: The third round of talks regarding the rules and guidelines for the initial filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) concluded on 24 October in Cairo, Egypt. The talks lasted for two days […]

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Climate Change Has Turned African Rivers into Epicentres of Conflict

Via IPS News, an article on the impact of climate change and drought on conflict in Africa: Almost all major river basins in Africa have become the epicentres for conflicts over the last 20 years, and agricultural yields on the continent could drop by up to 50 percent in the coming years owing to the […]

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Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan Resume Nile Dam Talks

Via Terra Daily, a report on resumed GERD negotiations: Ethiopia said Saturday it had begun a second round of talks with Egypt and Sudan over a controversial mega-dam built by Addis Ababa on the Nile, long a source of tensions among the three nations.Ethiopia this month announced the completion of the fourth and final filling […]

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