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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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UPDATE 3: AP story reviews today’s Ethiopian hijacking contextually

17 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

AP reported that Geneva prosecutor Olivier Jornot has indicated Swiss federal authorities were investigating the hijacking and would press charges that could carry a prison sentence of up to 20 years.
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UPDATE 2: Hijacker/hijackers of Ethiopian plane possibly boarded in Khartoum, says Ethiopian minister

17 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Quoting Ethiopian government spokesman Redwan Hussein, Al Jazeera reported:

“An Ethiopian government spokesman, Redwan Hussein, told Reuters that the flight had made a scheduled stop in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, where it was originally thought the hijacker or hijackers may have boarded the flight.

“We don’t know where they are from or how many they are but it looks like the hijacker or hijackers boarded the flight in Khartoum,” Redwan added shortly before police announced they had detained the assailant.

Reports on social media said Ethiopian Airlines flight was flying over Sudan when it issued a distress signal, Squawk 7500, which is code indicating a hijacking.”
 

Meantime, RT, the Russian news service, reported:

    “The airline [Ethiopian] press release reporting the plane diversion was briefly deleted from the airline’s website minutes after publication, only to return shortly afterwards. The only difference between the two versions is the name of the flight, which was called ‘702’ in the initial text, as opposed to ‘ET-702’ in the revised version.”

 

Thousands protest on Khartoum streets demanding Bashir to quit

28 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

More than 3,000 protesters took to the streets of the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Saturday to demand President Omar Hassan al-Bashir quit, witnesses said, after days of unrest in which dozens of people have been killed.
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South Sudan’s Chinese oil puzzle – Reuters special report

31 Aug

The city of Juba insunset (Credit Reuters/ Adriane Ohnesian)

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

by Alexander Dziadosz

A few months before South Sudan seceded last year, Henry Odwar drove to a Juba hotel to confront the men who would be at the heart of the new country’s economy.
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