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Egypt, Sudan optimistic over dam talks with Ethiopia

by on August 16, 2020 0
Sudan and Egypt on Saturday said they were optimistic that talks with Ethiopia on its controversial mega-dam construction on the Nile would bear fruit. Talks between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan were suspended last week after Addis Ababa insisted on linking them to renegotiating a deal on sharing the waters of the Blue Nile. Egypt... Read More

More than 9,000 arrests in Ethiopia since June killing of singer

by on August 13, 2020 0
Ethiopia has arrested more than 9,000 people after deadly clashes last month, the state-run human rights commission has told the Reuters news agency, raising fears that a government hailed for reforms is returning to the iron-fisted tactics of past administrations. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who came to power in 2018 promising democratic changes in... Read More

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan reach ‘major common understanding’ on dam

by on July 21, 2020 0
Satellite images show water levels rising in reservoir of the nearly completed $4.6bn Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Ethiopia’s prime minister said on Tuesday his country, Egypt, and Sudan reached a “major common understanding which paves the way for a breakthrough agreement” on a significant dam project that has led to sharp regional tensions and fears... Read More

At least 59 killed in two days of Ethiopia protests

by on July 1, 2020 0
At least 59 people have been killed in two days of protests and ethnic violence in Ethiopia since the murder of a prominent ethnic Oromo singer, according to an AFP tally of figures from a regional official and an opposition party. Getachew Balcha, spokesman for the Oromia region, said the state had recorded “50... Read More

Ethiopia: ‘At least 50’ dead in protests over musician’s killing

by on July 1, 2020 0
Oromia protests broke out after fatal shooting of Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, regional spokesman says. At least 50 people were killed in Ethiopia’s Oromia region in protests following the fatal shooting of a popular singer, a regional spokesman said. Musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa was shot dead on Monday night in what police said was a targeted killing. Protests following... Read More

Sudan warns millions at ‘risk’ if Addis fills dam without deal

by on June 25, 2020 0
Thursday that millions of lives will be at “great risk” if Ethiopia unilaterally fills its Nile mega-dam without reaching a deal with downstream Cairo and Khartoum. Tensions are high between upstream Ethiopia and the two other countries after recent talks failed to produce a deal on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian... Read More
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