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Ethiopia and Egypt’s Stalemate: What’s the Dam Problem?

GERD dam issues related to time frame Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt.
President Trump met with Foreign Ministers and Water Resources Ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan in the White House on the sideline of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam meeting.

BY YOHANNES GEDAMU | THE GLOBE POST

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) – a huge hydro dam on the Nile River that is set to become Africa’s largest – is a national project fully financed by the Ethiopian people and government. From teachers and healthcare workers to the country’s poor farmers, an overwhelming majority of Ethiopians have contributed from their salaries or by sharing from their meager incomes. Continue reading Ethiopia and Egypt’s Stalemate: What’s the Dam Problem?

Ethiopian Leader Issues Warning to Egypt Over Dam

“No force is going to stop Ethiopia from building the dam, this should be underlined”

War drums? ‘If there is a need to go to war [with Egypt over the dam], we are ready to amass millions’ … Bold, but at the same time a reckless statement from a ‘Nobel Peace Laureate’. (Reuters image)
By ELIAS MESERET | AP

Ethiopia’s prime minister warned Tuesday that if there’s a need to go to war over a dam project disputed with Egypt his country could ready millions of people, but he said only negotiation can resolve a current deadlock. Continue reading Ethiopian Leader Issues Warning to Egypt Over Dam

Ethiopia: Egypt Trying to Maintain Colonial Era Grip Over Nile

“Egypt’s new proposal regarding the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has crossed the red line drawn by Ethiopia” – Ministry of Water, Irrigation, and Energy. (Photo: REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo)

BY AIDAN LEWIS | REUTERS

Ethiopia has accused Egypt of trying to maintain its grip over the waters of the Nile with a proposal it says would imperil a giant hydropower dam under construction on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile, in a growing diplomatic spat. Continue reading Ethiopia: Egypt Trying to Maintain Colonial Era Grip Over Nile

Ethiopia Rejects Egypt’s Proposal on Renaissance Dam

“Ethiopia refused to discuss Cairo’s proposals for filling the dam’s reservoir” – Egypt

After another round of aimless talk, Egypt says Ethiopia has “summarily rejected” its plan while it dismisses Ethiopia’s own proposal as “unfair and inequitable”. (Photo: AP)

BY AL ARABIA

Ethiopia on Wednesday rejected a proposal by Egypt to operate a $4 billion hydropower dam the Horn of Africa country is constructing on the Nile, further deepening a dispute between the two nations over the project. Continue reading Ethiopia Rejects Egypt’s Proposal on Renaissance Dam

Egypt FM Warn Ethiopia Over Nile River Dam

“The Egyptian government will continue to defend the rights of the Egyptian people to the water of the Nile by numerous means at its disposal” – FM Shoukry.

How long can Egypt afford to wait? Shoukry said everybody should know that Egypt will not be forced to accept a situation where one party is forcing its will on another.

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

Egypt’s foreign minister has delivered a warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building on a Nile River tributary.

Sameh Shoukry says in TV comments aired Thursday that all parties “should know that Egypt will not accept the status quo … and continues to defend the interests of its people regarding the Nile by several means.” Continue reading Egypt FM Warn Ethiopia Over Nile River Dam

Latest Three-nation Talks on Ethiopia Dam Fail

Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan fail to make progress over the impact of the controversial Ethiopia Dam (GERD) on the water share of downstream countries.

End in deadlock. “Since the morning we [foreign ministers and intelligence officers] discussed many issues but in the end, we could not reach a consensus,” Sudan foreign minister Ibrahim Ghandour.
BY REUTERS

Talks in Khartoum between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt to resolve differences over a dam Ethiopia is building ended early on Friday without agreement, the Sudanese foreign minister said.

Egypt and Ethiopia are at loggerheads over the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam, a $4 billion-hydroelectric project that Cairo fears will reduce waters that run to its fields and reservoirs from Ethiopia’s highlands and via Sudan. Continue reading Latest Three-nation Talks on Ethiopia Dam Fail