Archive for the ‘Sudan’ Category

Why Ethiopia’s $5 Billion Megadam Worries Egypt and Sudan

Via the Wall Street Journal, a video report on why Ethiopia’s $5 Billion megadam worries Egypt and Sudan: The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River is the largest ever built in Africa and promises to transform Ethiopia’s economy. But for countries downstream, like Egypt and Sudan, the dam is seen as a […]

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Access to Groundwater To Unlock Sustainable Solutions for the Horn of Africa

Via UNDP, an announcement of a new initiative related to groundwater in the Horn of Africa: A new initiative called the Africa Groundwater Access Facility (GaFa) has been launched today to address water scarcity affecting millions in the Horn of Africa. The Horn of Africa is a region characterized by significant water scarcity, resulting from […]

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Why Shared Water Could Become A Source of Conflict Between Arab Nations

Courtesy of Arab News, a look at why shared water resources could become a source of conflict between nations of the Arab region: Water scarcity is common across the Middle East and North Africa owing to high temperatures and limited rainfall As climate change depletes rivers and aquifers, experts warn a failure to jointly manage […]

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Egypt Stresses Right to Defend Interests as Nile Dam Talks Fail

Via Bloomberg, a report on the Nile dam talks: Egypt criticises Ethiopia’s ‘refusal’ to accept compromise Egyptian president has warned against curtailing water rights Egypt said a fourth round of talks over a giant dam being built on the Nile River by Ethiopia has failed, and reiterated its right to defend its water and national […]

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Egypt Announces Unsuccessful Conclusion of GERD Negotiations

Via Ahram Online, an update on the unsuccessful conclusion of GERD negotiations: Egypt announced Tuesday that the recently revived negotiation track over the long-standing dispute caused by the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has reached an end as the fourth and final trilateral round of talks with Ethiopia and Sudan, which concluded earlier today, failed […]

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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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