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Sudan meets AU experts over Nile dam crisis

Khartoum, Sudan | XINHUA |  Sudanese officials and African Union (AU) experts team on Saturday held a meeting over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), said Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources Ministry. “Sudan’s negotiating team over the GERD, headed by Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Yasir Abbas, held a …

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Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia agree to hold more talks on Nile dam

Cairo, Egypt | Xinhua | Ministers of foreign affairs and irrigation of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia agreed on Sunday to hold a week-long round of negotiations to discuss the substantive aspects and controversial points over the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Agreement for the new round of talks came …

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Parliament rejects plan to construct dam at Murchison Falls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The House has rejected government’s proposal to conduct a feasibility study, a precursor for the construction of a 360 MW hydro-power dam at Murchison Falls. Parliament’s position follows its recent inquiry that unearthed the plan as a national liability. In October 2019, President Yoweri Museveni, …

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Ethiopia, Egypt delay deadline in River Nile dam row

Washington, United States | AFP | Ethiopia made progress with Egypt and Sudan in US-brokered talks in easing concerns over a hotly contested mega-dam on the Nile, with a tentative agreement to fill it only during the rainy season. The three countries had set a deadline of Wednesday to reach …

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Proposed Murchison Falls Dam presents hurdle for Anywar

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum Municipality MP Beatrice Atim Anywar downplays reports that by joining the government front bench, she has betrayed the opposition. She says that her involvement with the opposition was not a marital engagement that should not be broken. Anywar, the designate minister of …

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CSOs write to president Museveni against building dam on murchison falls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A section of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have jointly written to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni demanding him to declare that no dam is constructed at Murchison Falls. The letter dated 28th November is signed by Dickens Kamugisha, the Executive Director of Africa Institute for Energy Governance …

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Trump says talks on controversial Nile dam ‘went well’

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he had hosted successful talks in the White House with representatives of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on a controversial dam being built on the Nile. Trump was mediating in a dispute over Ethiopia’s construction of the huge …

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