Archive for the ‘Nile’ 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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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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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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