Tag Archives: Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD)

Ethiopian attempt to begin filling Renaissance Dam may scupper deal with Egypt and Sudan, say experts

13 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Arab News

“Egypt, on the other hand, demanded filling the reservoir over a period of nine years.”

CAIRO: There are fears that a unilateral attempt by Ethiopia to begin filling a huge new dam on the Nile will lead to the failure of technical discussions with Egypt and Sudan.

Disagreements between Ethiopia and Egypt on filling the reservoir and generating power within a few months on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which will be the largest in Africa, could not be resolved during the Tripartite National Technical Committee’s meeting, which brought together the Egyptian, Sudanese and Ethiopian ministers of water and was held in Addis Ababa on Oct. 19.
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Nile River regional ministers fail to reach agreement on Ethiopian dam studies report

13 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by AhramOnline
Egypt’s Minister of Irrigation Mohamed Abdel-Ati said on Sunday that participants in the tripartite ministerial meeting held in Cairo to discuss a preliminary studies report on the regional impact of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam have failed to reach a consenus, state-run MENA news agency reported.
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Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia ministers to hold another round of dam negotiations

21 Oct

Editor’s Note:

    Why is it Ethiopia and Egypt must sign separate “comprehensive cooperation agreements” “within weeks?” Hasn’t so far the GERD mechanism been ‘tripartite’, which includes Sudan?


Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Egypt Independent
The water ministers from Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia agreed Thursday to hold a new round of negotiations at the ministerial level to discuss their main points of disagreement on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
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Saudi official visit to Ethiopia’s Nile dam sparks controversy in Egypt’s parliament; Saudis retaliate by banning pepper import from Egypt

21 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Al-Masry Al-Youm

The Human Rights Committee of the House of Representatives (parliament) witnessed on Tuesday Dec 20, 2016 heated arguments between MPs, over the timing of the visit of Saudi officials to Ethiopia and its links to the Renaissance Dam project, in light of the current strained relations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
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Ethiopia receives US penalty $6.5 mil for selling in US market unregistered bonds

11 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Securities & Exchange Commission

Washington D.C., June 8, 2016 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Ethiopia’s electric utility has agreed to pay nearly $6.5 million to settle charges that it violated U.S. securities laws by failing to register bonds it offered and sold to U.S residents of Ethiopian descent.
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Ethiopia’s renewable energy revolution shouldn’t fail to empower its poor

12 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Katie Auth*

    Large-scale clean energy projects shouldn’t eclipse the urgent need to provide electricity to low-income and rural communities

The 84 wind turbines erected just south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, tower above an arid landscape of grassland and unpaved roads, inhabited mostly by small-scale farmers, who – along with 77% of the country’s population – lack access to electricity.
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Could President El-Sisi be sincere in vowing not to allow rift with Ethiopia?

10 Jun

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Egypt’s new President Abdul Fatah El-Sisi came to office Sunday June 8, 2014, declaring – in his words – “It is time for our great people to reap the harvest of their two revolutions.” This reference relates to Mubarak’s overthrow by the first revolution. The second revolution brought to power the Field Marshal and defense minister turned civilian now President of Egypt, after he overthrew the first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi a year ago in a coup d’etat.
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Egypt’s PM Ibrahim Mehleb: “Ethiopia’s construction of the Renaissance Dam a fait accompli”

24 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
By Ayah Aman, The Monitor

CAIRO — In the past few weeks, official Egyptian rhetoric concerning the Renaissance Dam crisis mutated into one calling for understanding and renewed discussions. In statements made to the press on May 11, Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb said that Ethiopia’s construction of the Renaissance Dam had become a fait accompli and must be dealt with in the context of safeguarding mutual interests, thus guaranteeing that Egypt receives its water and Ethiopia generates its energy. Furthermore, Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy told Al-Monitor on May 15 that Egypt would not enter into a conflict with Ethiopia as a result of the dam’s construction.
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