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Nile Dam Dispute Still Stalled Following US, GCC+3 Summit in Jeddah

Via Al Monitor, an article on how – although the leaders of Arab and Gulf countries, as well as the United States, expressed support for a diplomatic solution to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – many don’t believe this statement will revive the negotiations or push Ethiopia to end its unilateral measures: The summit in […]

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US: Committed To Egypt’s Water Security, Advancing A Resolution On GERD

Via Al Ahram, a report on the United States’ commitment to Egypt’s water security and advancing a resolution on GERD: US Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa Ambassador Mike Hammer met with senior Egyptian officials on Monday to advance a diplomatic resolution for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that supports the water needs, economy […]

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How the Grand Renaissance Dam Might Spark Basin-Wide Water Cooperation

Via The Conversation, commentary on how the Grand Renaissance Dam might spark basin-wide water cooperation: Ethiopia’s on-going construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile River has attracted speculation that it could lead to a ‘water war’. There is no doubt that the dam has become a source of serious tension among Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan. […]

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GERD: Turning Confrontation Into Cooperation

Via The Conversation, commentary on how to turn confrontation about Africa’s biggest hydropower dam to cooperation: Since Ethiopia announced the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in 2011, there have been disagreements between Egypt and Ethiopia on the filling and operation of the dam. With turbines of about 5100 MW it has more than two times […]

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Colonial Legacies That Started Dam Politics Between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia

Via The Conversation, commentary on the imperialist past that started dam politics between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia: Ever since construction began a decade ago, there’s been serious contention between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), a huge project straddling the Blue Nile in Ethiopia. For Ethiopia, the project is meant to offer […]

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Egypt Hopes Gulf Mediation Will Help Resolve Nile Dam Dispute

Via Al Monitor, an article on how Egypt has intensified its contacts with Gulf countries to mobilize support in the GERD file, although statements and public support may not be enough to pressure Ethiopia back to the negotiation table:   As part of its moves against Ethiopia’s policies related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), […]

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