In the three years since construction began on the 1.8km Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam across the Blue Nile River, Egypt and Ethiopia have been engaged in a war of words over its potential impacts.
Ethiopia believes the massive dam will herald an era of prosperity, spurring growth and attracting foreign currency with the export of power to neighbouring countries. But Egypt has raised concerns about the downstream effects, as the Blue Nile supplies the Nile with about 85 percent of… Continue
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Sodere Team Note: The writer of this article is the chairman of Al-Ahram, Egypt's state-owned media.
Ethiopia’s 'logic' and the necessary confrontation Continue
Ethiopia’s 'logic' behind the construction of the Renaissance Dam is shocking, perhaps even more so than…
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Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Abune Mathias has indefinitely postponed a visit he was scheduled to pay to Cairo on Friday upon a request from the Egyptian Orthodox Church, a source with the Egyptian church said Monday.
According to the source, who…
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WASHINGTON -- Reagan Rucker knew she wanted to join the thousands of local motorists hauling strangers around in their cars the first time she took an UBERx ride as a…
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Killing a further sign of intensifying US campaign against al-Shabaab after attack on Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi
David Smith, The Guardian Africa correspondent
A US drone strike in Somalia has killed two senior members of the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab, including its top explosives expert, officials and residents have said.
The strike is a further sign of intensifying US military intervention against the al-Qaida affiliate in the wake of September's attack… Continue
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A Sudanese governor has said that an Ethiopian dam project on the Nile River, which has been the source of tension with Egypt, will benefit Sudan.
ADDIS ABABA – A Sudanese governor has said that an Ethiopian dam project on the Nile River, which has been the source of tension with Egypt, will… Continue
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By Laura King Continue
CAIRO — An Egyptian lawyer and TV personality who declared days ago that he was running for president pulled out of the race Saturday, and state media quoted him as saying he had received a sign from God that victory belonged to former army chief Abdel Fattah…
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WRITTEN BY HENOK RETA
It was a busy week for Emebet Argaw, a civil servant and mother of two. Starting from Tuesday, she had been busy running around from one market place to another to do her holiday shopping. On top of that, Emebet's kitchen…
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The completion of the Gibe III hydropower project scheduled to start production for September 2014 will not be realized as the dam is not ready to harvest water in the coming rainy…
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Egypt set to conclude studies on South Sudan dam
Egypt says it's finalising studies for a new dam in the South Sudan city of Wau, as part of an aid package to Africa's newest state
Ahram Online , Friday 18 Apr 2014
Egypt's irrigation ministry said it was about to conclude studies on the… Continue
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By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
April 17, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The South Sudanese president, Salva Kiir, on Thursday arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, where he held talks with Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn on the political turmoil in South Sudan.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (L), South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (C) and Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta in Juba, December 26, 2013 (AP) Continue
Ateny Wek Ateny, South Sudan’s presidential spokesperson…
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ADDIS ABABA – South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has reiterated support for an Ethiopian dam project that has been a source of tension between Ethiopia and Egypt, denying that a recent military agreement between Juba and Cairo was directed at Addis Ababa. Continue
Speaking during a meeting with…
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The Star, Nairobi
The suspects were living in a gated home on the Thika superhighway near Rainbow hotel. Ruiru Ocpd Isaac Thuranira said the police were tipped off by a resident.
Thuranira said the suspects were being sponsored by an asylum seeker from Ethiopia known as Yusuf Wadeh Badole,whose documents were confiscated by the police. Badole had the keys to the self contained house.
A caretaker of the building Jacob Muturi said he was not aware of the occupants in the… Continue
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By Abebech Tamene, turkishpress
ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia is currently building five fertilizer plants at a total cost of over $2.8 billion, the Ministry of Industry said Wednesday.
"Each of the plants will have the capacity to manufacture 300,000 tons of fertilizer annually," the ministry's corporate communication director, Melaku Taye, told Anadolu Agency, noting that all five… Continue
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No Room for Debate on Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam?
International Rivers has been caught in the crossfire between Ethiopia and Egypt as they struggle over a large dam being built… Continue
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by GLENN FARLEY / KING 5 News
SEATTLE – A complex series of events led to 22-year-old Haimanot Kassaye Weldetsadik coming to Swedish Neuroscience Institute to remove an unusual brain tumor that was causing her to lose her sight. Her doctor says if untreated she would ultimately lose her…
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Ethiopia: AU admits ‘big dilemma’ over El Sisi’s presidential bid in Egypt
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has admitted “a serious dilemma” over the fate of Field Marshall Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who is running for Egypt’s Presidency after ousting former President Mohammed Morsi last year.
“There is a big dilemma about what to do with the developments in Egypt,” said Ambassador Paul Lolo Bolus, President of the AU Peace and Security Council, after a meeting… Continue
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May God bless Dereje for his courageous effort. Homosexuals, with the support from mainstream media, Hollywood and liberal activists have an ambitious agenda to become a majority in the World. They have won the battle in Europe and America. In the US, we will be called bigots if we tell our kids in that homosexual life is not acceptable. My kids have asked me several times if it is ok for two men or two women to get married and my answer to them has always been and will always be no. It… Continue
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by Collins Okinyo
The Ethiopian Football Federation's (EFF) change of tune continued on Friday when they announced the appointment of Portuguese Mariano Barreto.
It concludes an intriguing few weeks that saw EFF appoint Barreto then revoke his appointment just days later and… Continue
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