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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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The Long Arm of Ethiopia Reaches for Those Who Fled: Ethiopia’s Refugees Unsafe in Kenya and Elsewhere

22 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Felix Horne, Human Rights Watch
 
“Wako” fled Ethiopia for Kenya in 2012, after his release from prison. He had been locked up for two years after campaigning for the Oromo People’s Congress, an opposition party that has often been targeted by the government.

In Kenya, he hoped to be safe. But six months later Ethiopian officials kidnapped him in Nairobi and brought him to Ethiopia’s notorious Ziway prison, where he was mistreated and tortured, before being released. He fled to Kenya a second time.
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Joseph Chilengi: African Union (AU) hires unguided missile to slam the International Criminal Court (ICC)

17 Jul

Editor’s Note:

    How much must African dictators and their club, the African Union, paid Joseph Chilengi, to make such emotional speech from Kigali, Rwanda, where the butchers of African peoples are caucusing in their annual heads of state summit? Chilengi may have not noticed that one of the summit’s agenda items is Burundi.
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Questionable Deal: EU to Work with African Despot to Keep Refugees Out

20 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Jürgen Dahlkamp and Maximilian Popp, Spiegel Online
 

In an effort to help keep refugees from Africa at bay, the EU is planning to deliver personal registration equipment to Sudan, whose president is wanted on war crimes charges. Germany is leading the way.
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Saudi & Sudanese oil ministers to discuss Atlantis II project

1 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

Saudi Arabia Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi, is expected to pay a short visit to Khartoum on Wednesday, to discuss joint collaboration on minerals.
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Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan & Yemen said with the greatest needs for food aid thru 2016

26 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Fews.net Food Assistance Outlook Brief
 

This video version of FEWS NET’s Food Assistance Outlook Brief for April 2016, which projects humanitarian assistance needs in October 2016, shows:

    *   30 of the 34 countries that FEWS NET covers will have significant populations in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse food insecurity

    *   El Niño, conflict, and macroeconomic issues are the primary drivers of food insecurity

    *   El Niño is dissipating but a transition to La Niña, which brings a different set of concerns, is more likely by the end of 2016

    *   Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan and Yemen are the countries with the greatest needs

    *   Severe and extensive drought in Southern Africa has significantly reduced crop production

 

Keeping Ethiopians in darkness, TPLF 2015 electricity export earn it $123 million

15 Apr

Editor’s Note:

    Electricity coverage in Ethiopia is 24 percent, as we write this now. Of this, 85 percent is in urban areas and 10 percent rural, according to a 2015 data by the International Energy Agency (IEA)

    The irony is that the urban-rural divide travesty the TPLF has been condemning past regimes have now become its own crimes. In Ethiopia, today there is some electricity, i.e., 24 percent coverage rate – which works if and only when it works!
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