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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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Khartoum meet on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile dam fails to make progress

5 Nov

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

The trilateral meeting between Ethiopia, Egypt and the Sudan on the construction of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile ended in Khartoum Monday, without the three parties agreeing on anything concrete. In fact, as if Addis Abeba and Cairo were meeting for the first time, their views were far apart, especially regarding implementation of the recommendations of the international panel of experts on follow up actions.
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