Tag Archives: Blue Nile

The Khartoum Declaration on GERD & the 1997 UN Convention on the Law of Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses

1 Apr

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The setting

Since the March 23, 2015 understanding between Ethiopia, Egypt and the Sudan, a lot of capable Ethiopians have kindly shared their insights and interpretation of the deal and concerns too. Notwithstanding that, however, the TPLF regime has persisted in its determination to withhold all and any information about the agreement it has entered into with these two neighbors and riparian states of the Nile Basin.
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Egypt, Ethiopia & Sudan reach preliminary deal on Ethiopia’s Nile dam

6 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    The three countries have agreed on a set of principles regarding use of the Blue Nile and of Ethiopia’s new dam

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have reached a preliminary agreement on sharing the Nile River’s waters and operating Ethiopia’s contested Grand Renaissance Dam, Egypt’s official news agency said.
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Ethiopians in Helsinki served fresh perspective on the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

20 Jun

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

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Exemplary contribution

This June, the superstition behind the dalliance between Friday and its 13th day came with a rare special treat to Ethiopians in Helsinki, Finland. The members of the Ethiopian community were served fresh perspective engineering could offer regarding Ethiopia’s attempts to generate power from its Blue Nile River and extent of its possibilities.
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Ethiopia’s power dam dominates headlines on Egyptian papers

1 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

by Heba Helmy, Egypt Independent

News about Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam and Cairo’s fears over its water supply continued to dominate Thursday’s headlines in Egypt. Meanwhile, the controversy surrounding the judicial authority law returned to the front pages as judges have planned a strike.
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Egyptian officials & experts differ on impact of Ethiopia’s dam on the Nile River

30 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

While Egyptian officials say Ethiopia’s diversion of Blue Nile will not impact country’s access to Nile water, some local experts disagree, describing potential effect on Egypt as ‘hugely negative’

Reactions on the part of Egyptian government officials, diplomats and experts varied regarding Ethiopia’s decision to divert the course of the Blue Nile – one of the Nile River’s two major tributaries – as part of its Renaissance Dam project.
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South Sudan Statement on Addis Ababa Talks with the Sudanese Government

2 Apr

By Pagan Amum
Chief Negotiator SPLM/RSS Negotiation Team,

Sudan Tribune

At the invitation of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) the Republic of South Sudan (RSS) has travelled with a high level delegation to Ethiopia to engage the Government of Sudan (GoS) in the Joint Political and Security Mechanism (JPSM), to further the positive spirit and the new approach that was initiated here in Addis Ababa at the last round of talks that resulted in initialling agreements on Nationality and Borders. In addition, we came here to rescue the Presidential Summit planned for 3 April in Juba that was intended to consolidate the new initiative that would guide us away from confrontation and towards two mutually viable States living side by side in peace and mutual security, cooperating in all fields in pursuit of mutual interest of our two peoples.
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Aida, Verdi’s opera, stands out as reminder of the on-going Nile dilemma

12 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin | First published on Jan 12, 2011

At a time of terrible slump in the global economy, when millions of workers and families across countries have been visited by its adverse consequences, the watchmaker Rolex fêted the international public with six famous opera performances, via CNBC, transmitted at intervals from 24 Dec on. A good gesture as it was, the treat became part of the Christmas celebrations and best wishes for the New Year.
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