Tag Archives: Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

Key talks: Cairo seems resigned to the Nile dust finally settling

18 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

At the conclusion of the Cairo Nile talks, Ahram Online on October 17, 2014 reported that the irrigation ministers of Ethiopia, Egypt and the Sudan had harmoniously agreed to receive offers from seven consultancy firms that would conduct more studies on the possible effects of Ethiopia’s Blue Nile dam. The long known bickering gone, the ministers also quietly agreed to settle on one or two firms during their meeting next month at a location to be agreed on.
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Signs of changing postures on the Nile River: Egypt girds itself to defend Ethiopia’s Blue NIle dam

31 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Certainly, times change. History finds lots of reasons and causes to inaugurate new developments. Egypt’s January 25 Revolution was ecstatic. We witnessed power politics in Cairo in the moments leading to the electoral victory of former President Mohamed Morsy. In only a year, he fell victim of the Muslim Brotherhood’s successes and arrogance that sought to take Egypt back in time. Finally, the army threw its lot in the person of Field Marshal Abdulfatah El-Sisi – turned civilian – as a rescuer, consistent with the history of Egypt since 1954.
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Egypt says agrement reached on fresh perspective needed on impact of Ethiopia’s Blue Nile dam

27 Aug

Editor’s Note:

    The Ethiopian delegation to the fourth round of talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has no word about the meeting, even after it is reported the one-day session is over. It could not even approach the media and pronounce the conclusion that a consultancy company would undertake study to establish GERD’s impact on the two lower riparian nations.
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