Ethiopia

South Sudan's Salva Kiir says in Cairo visit Ethiopian PM failed to keep negotiations promise

Sun, 10 Oct 2021 - 07:32 GMT

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir said in a Sunday press conference with his Egyptian counterpart that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had promised him to resume negotiations with Egypt and Sudan on Renaissance Dam after the formation of a new government but failed to keep his promise.

UN Security Council to discuss Ethiopia’s decision to expel 7 of the UN senior workers

Fri, 01 Oct 2021 - 08:30 GMT

The UN Security Council will privately discuss, Friday Ethiopia’s decision to expel seven of the United Nations senior workers, according to Reuters.

Ethiopia closes its embassy in Cairo ‘temporarily’ for ‘financial reasons’

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 - 11:44 GMT

Ethiopia’s Ambassador to Egypt Markos Tekle announced his country’s intention to close its embassy in Cairo starting next October, for ‘financial reasons’ aims at reducing the costs of the embassy.

UN Secretary-General affirms importance of resumption of tripartite talks on GERD

Sat, 25 Sep 2021 - 02:02 GMT

UN Secretary-General reaffirmed the United Nations’ support for the African Union’s mediation efforts among the three Nile countries.

US signs executive order allowing new sanctions against Ethiopia over reported Tigray atrocities

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 - 12:52 GMT

The US administration, under President Joe Biden, signed an executive order on Friday that allows further sanctions against parties involved in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict.

Tunisia rejects Ethiopia’s accusation regarding its role in UNSC

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 - 11:47 GMT

Ethiopia said "Tunisia’s historic misstep in advancing the Council’s pronouncement undermines its solemn responsibility as a rotating member of the UNSC on an African seat.”

Egypt’s FM: DR Congo drew up timetable for GERD negotiation process

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 - 01:03 GMT

Mr. Christophe Lutundula said that his talks with the Egyptian side are positive and would help find a necessary solution to the GERD issue.

Cairo welcomes UN Security Council presidential statement on GERD

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 - 09:53 GMT

Egypt has welcomed the UN Security Council statement issued, Wednesday on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) encouraging all three countries [Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopian] to resume negotiations

Tunisia had hoped for GERD agreement instead of Security Council escalation: Tunisian amb.

Sat, 14 Aug 2021 - 12:14 GMT

Tunisia “did not wish” that the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s issue would have escalated to the Security Council and had hoped a legally-binding agreement could have been reached to guarantee “Ethiopia’s right to development and the two downstream nations’ to water.”

Ethiopia rejects opening routes between Sudan, Tigray for aid delivery

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 - 02:37 GMT

UNICEF had warned that 100,000 Tigray children are vulnerable to malnutrition that can be life threatening over the coming 12 months.

Sisi emphasizes Egypt's Nile water rights, need to resume GERD negotiations in meeting with Algerian FM

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 - 05:19 GMT

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi discussed the latest development in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) issue with Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra on Sunday.

Khartoum seeks to reach a diplomatic solution to GERD: Sudanese FM

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 - 07:18 GMT

She affirmed her country’s firm position towards a binding legal agreement on filling and operating the controversial Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

Sisi emphasizes Egypt's stance on GERD entailing legally-binding agreement answering development rights

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 - 03:05 GMT

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reiterated Egypt’s stance on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) to South Sudan’s Vice-President James Wani Igga, where a legally-binding agreement on the filling and operation of the structure is necessary to answer to development demands in Ethiopia and downstream countries.

Russia calls on Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia to take responsible approach to resolving water dispute

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - 12:08 GMT

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stressed that Russia takes an equal stance regarding the differences between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt over the Renaissance Dam, calling on all parties to take a responsible approach to resolving the water dispute.

US, DRC discuss importance of reducing GERD conflict between Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 - 09:54 GMT

"Both leaders expressed their commitment to working together so that the DRC can realize its vast potential and continue on a positive trajectory,” the US Department of State said.

Ethiopian Dam cut Blue Nile annual inflow by 50%: Sudan's Roseires Dam admin.

Sun, 18 Jul 2021 - 09:23 GMT

Roseires Dam administration warned that the delay in the negotiations resumption puts the Sudanese hydropower plant in peril.

Kuwait affirms support for Egypt’s water rights

Sat, 17 Jul 2021 - 11:45 GMT

“Kuwait's leadership, government, parliament, and people affirm their support for Egypt in facing all the challenges it faces,” Al-Ghanim was quoted by Veto Gate.

UNSC accuses Ethiopia of hampering entry of relief assistance to Tigray

Sat, 17 Jul 2021 - 11:26 GMT

The UNSC urged Ethiopia to cooperate with relief assistance teams who are working to provide the needs of around four million people in the Tigray region.

Egypt, Sudan will not accept Ethiopian unilateral actions on GERD: Water Minister

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 - 11:30 GMT

The Egyptian Water Minister, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development Eve Bazaiba Masudi, and Egyptian Ambassador in Kinshasa Hamdy Shabaan inaugurated the Flood and Rain Forecasting Center on Thursday.

Sudanese FM: We consider going to UNHCR to discuss GERD crisis

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 - 12:02 GMT

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sudan Maryam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi accused Ethiopia of threatening peace and security by violating international law and good-neighborliness.

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