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Ethiopia weathers US, Egypt pressure over national dam project

Following the recent stalemates in the negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), after Washington ordered Ethiopia not to pursue the storage and filling of the GERD; Ethiopia has been reacting to the US’s conclusions calling it “biased and one sided.”

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.

Washington trade expo to facilitate AGOA

Destined to be held in Washington DC, Ethio-US 2020 trade fair is set to facilitate business opportunities for 200 local companies in a bid to revitalize the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) which is drawing to its deadline in five years.  

Burger King to join Ethiopian market

Burger King, an American giant multinational fast food chain restaurant, with a dwindling market share in an ever health conscious and competitive American food market, has teamed up with Belayab Foods Production, owner of Pizza Hut chain restaurants for its operations in Ethiopia.

Weight of a nation

The marathon of negotiations that is being held between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has moved closer to the finish line after the three parties –  Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan – agreed a stage-based filling timetable for the dam’s reservoir and two mechanisms for handling periods of drought.

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.

Ethio-American goes missing in Atlanta

An Ethiopian American, Tesfa Gebru, a father of four has reportedly gone missing in Atlanta, US, with little clues to his whereabouts and wellbeing. The 40-something year old has been missing since December 9th leaving his wife, his four children and the tight Ethiopian community in Atlanta in distress.

Electricity initiative reaches 70 mln people

Power Africa, a five-year American presidential initiative launched by former President Barack Obama, has reportedly created 15 million new electrical connections bringing electricity to 70 million people.

US Embassy condemns Gambella killings

The US Embassy in Addis Ababa condemned the gruesome killings, targeting aid workers. Two staff members of Action Against Hunger have tragically lost their lives, The Reporter has learnt.