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Arab League Warned Ethiopia Over Egypt Water Security

“Water security for Egypt is part and parcel of the Arab national security” – The Arab League

Internationalizing the Renaissance Dam Crisis. “We have many alternatives to deal with Ethiopia and Sudan […] there are other ways to negotiate, and Egypt has started many of these ways, but they cannot be declared” – Egypt’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation.
BY WALAA HUSSEIN | AL-MONITOR

Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit transmitted a warning from the league to Ethiopia during the opening session of the fourth Arab Water Forum Nov. 26, saying, “Water security for Egypt — the biggest Arab country in terms of population — is part and parcel of the Arab national security.” Continue reading Arab League Warned Ethiopia Over Egypt Water Security

Eritrea: Managing Water Resources to Achieve Sustainable Food Security

BY ALEM FISSHATZION

As Eritrea marks 26 years of Independence, I can’t help remembering Professor Abraham Kidane’s sober reflection last year of the country’s development policy progress during the first 25 years of independence in three magnificent essays. Continue reading Eritrea: Managing Water Resources to Achieve Sustainable Food Security

Three Advantages of the Eritrean Water Dam Network

BY MELA GHEBREMEDHIN*

This article was published on the issue of Hommes D’Afrique Magazine on March 2017. The well-known magazine which circulates in Morocco, has took focus on water development in Eritrea. The original article entitled, Trois Avantages du Réseau de Barrages d’Eau Erythréens, was written in its 94th Edition. Continue reading Three Advantages of the Eritrean Water Dam Network

Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia Sign Deal on Nile Dam

Good but reaching to a consensus has never been their but honoring it. On March 2015, leaders of the three countries have signed similar deal called “Declaration of Principles” that, among other things, prohibits Ethiopia from filling the dam with any water until some sort of consensus has been reached. But Ethiopia diverted the flow of the river and start filling the dam with water 41 days ago, in a complete disregard to previous agreements.

By Al Arabiya,

Foreign ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia signed a “Khartoum document,” aimed to resolve differences about the upcoming Renaissance Dam project, following their meeting today in the Sudanese capital.

The agreement finalizes the firm tasked with carrying out studies on the potential impact of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam on the flow of the Nile, their foreign and water ministers said.

Alaa Yassin, the Egyptian official responsible for the Renaissance Dam project and adviser to the Egyptian Minister of Irrigation who participated in the negotiations, told Al Arabiya News in a phone call from Khartoum that the document says that a French firm was chosen to participate in executing the studies that would last between 8 to 12 months. Continue reading Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia Sign Deal on Nile Dam

Surviving Climate Disaster in Africa’s Sahel

Eritrea belongs to the semi arid and arid region of Africa. It’s recent campaign on food and water security through building hundreds of dams and micro-dams finally enables the country to look forward towards a sustainable environmental development programs

By Thomas C. Mountain,

For over 30 years the great Sahel Desert region in Africa has been a harbinger of the coming climate disaster our planet is facing and surviving such has become a national priority here in Eritrea on the eastern end of the Sahel.

Remember Michael Jackson and the great Ethiopian drought and famine of the early 1980’s? That was just the beginning. In 2003 and 2004 we here in Eritrea next door to Ethiopia suffered the first two year drought in history, followed in 2008 and 2009 by another back to back drought. Including the failure of the rains in 2013 Eritrea suffered 5 years of drought in a single decade.  Continue reading Surviving Climate Disaster in Africa’s Sahel

South Sudan, Egypt Ink $26 Million in Bilateral Deals

Salva Kiir held closed talks with his Egyptian counterpart with both countries signing several agreements on future cooperation. According to regional experts, South Sudan is an “important country for Egypt in terms of the situation and strategies in Nile basin countries in general”.

By VOA News,

SOUTH Sudan and Egypt have signed agreements worth $26.6 million to launch water and technical development projects in South Sudan, a high-ranking official in President Salva Kiir’s office has said.

The deals were signed last week during a visit by Mr. Kiir to Cairo, Awan Riak, the Minister in the Office of the President, told reporters. Continue reading South Sudan, Egypt Ink $26 Million in Bilateral Deals