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Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt return to the table

After months of diplomatic impasse over the Nile, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have finally decided to resume the tripartite talks without “mediators” or “observers” picking up from where they left off in Washington, The Reporter has learnt.

Gedu slams US over GERD mediation

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew said this week that the US was obviously biased in the dam negotiations it facilitated and observed with Sudan and Egypt, last month, as it was clearly manifested in the statement the Treasury Department issued on February 28, 2020.

Dam talks at an impasse

The latest round of discussions between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on the issue of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) under construction on the Blue Nile is reported to have reached an impasse.

Sahle-work’s counterpunch!

Delivering her a speech in Amharic at the 74th session of the United Nation’s General Assembly (UNGA), the first Ethiopian president do so in UNGA, Sahle-Work Zewdie reflected Ethiopia’s stance with regards to the Egyptian President’s earlier speech dwelling on the longstanding tripartite negotiations over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which is being constructed on the Nile River, the longest river in the world.

Egypt voices concern over prolonged GERD talks

Pushing towards growth and development, the Government of Ethiopia said that it will continue to maintain its position on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), despite Egypt’s unwavering attempts to pressure Ethiopia particularly on the length of time allotted to fill the dam, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia (MoFA) told The Reporter.

Rejuvenating the GERD

Launched in 2011 with a plan to be finalized in five years, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) still has four more years to go before completion marking 11 years, if not more.

Manager of GERD found dead

Simegnew Bekele (Eng.), the general manager of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project, which it being built on the Nile River, has been found dead in his vehicle in Addis Ababa’s Meskel Square this morning, The Reporter has learnt.

Ethiopia, Egypt reigniting talks on dam cooperation

On separate visits to Cairo this week, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn and Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu met their Egyptian counterparts in a bid to settle recent diplomatic turmoil in the wake of the political upheaval at home.

Visualizing cooperation over the Nile

The fifth Nile Basin Development Forum (NBDF), which took place at the Kigali Convention Centre from 23-25 October 2017, has attracted more than 500 participants from ten Nile Basin countries and the international community. One, notable absence was Egyptian government delegation.