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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan Reach Draft Dam Deal

Via the BBC, an report that Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have reached an initial deal on the filling and operation of what will be Africa’s biggest hydro-electric dam: Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have reached an initial deal on the filling and operation of what will be Africa’s biggest hydro-electric dam. The three nations agreed, following a […]

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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan Deadlocked Over Giant Nile Dam

Via Reuters, a look at the current state of deliberations between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan over the Grand Renaissance Dam: Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan remained deadlocked after two days of talks in their disputes over a giant hydropower dam on the Nile though Cairo said it hoped the issues would be resolved by Jan. 15 […]

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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan: Edging Closer To Nile Dam Agreement?

Via the UAE’s The National, an update on Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan’s efforts to reach a Nile dam agreement: Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have come closer to agreeing on how the giant hydroelectric dam Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile will be operated, the Sudanese irrigation minister said on Sunday. Cairo is worried the Grand […]

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Troubled Waters For Egypt As Ethiopia Pushes Nile Dam

Via Terra Daily, a report on water tensions arising over the Nile: Under the shade of a tree, Mohamed Omar joined other farmers bickering over who would water their crops first as supply from the Nile to a nearby canal dwindled. “My plot has been thirsty for days. I need the water to nourish the […]

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Parched Countries Tap the Nile River Through Farms

Via The Wall Street Journal, a detailed look at how oil-rich Gulf states grow crops in Egypt and Sudan to export, leaving locals increasingly dependent on imports: At the end of the world’s longest river, Ahmad Muhammad has run out of fresh water. For generations, water from the Nile irrigated wheat, rice, corn and eggplants […]

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River of The Dammed

Via Foreign Policy, an article on how Ethiopia’s continued efforts to dam the Nile could end in war with Egypt and how such an outcome may be stopped: In October, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in starting peace negotiations with Eritrea. But his country is still in the […]

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