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Sudan, Egypt stress necessity of reaching binding deal on Nile Dam

Khartoum, Sudan | XINHUA | Sudan and Egypt on Saturday reiterated importance of reaching a binding agreement regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) with commitment to negotiations to resolve the dispute. “It has been stressed on the necessity of the negotiations to reach a binding agreement in a manner that …

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War over water?

Plans for a dam across the Nile triggered a war in 1956, the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam recalls that history | MIKE MULLER | Over the past decade, observers have watched with trepidation as tensions increased between Egypt and Ethiopia over the construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on …

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Sudan rejects Ethiopian proposal on filling, operation of Nile dam

Khartoum, Sudan | XINHUA | Sudan on Tuesday announced its rejection of an Ethiopian proposal regarding the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), said Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources Ministry in a statement. Sudan rejected the Ethiopian proposal as it stipulates that an agreement should only …

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Egypt blames Ethiopia for stalling Nile dam talks

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi strongly rebuked Ethiopia on Tuesday, accusing Addis Ababa of stalling negotiations over a mega-dam being built on the Nile and moving ahead with plans to start filling the reservoir before reaching a deal. “A timeline must be set to finish up negotiations, so it does …

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Egypt hospitals near ‘critical threshold’ in virus fight

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Three months after Egypt reported its first novel coronavirus case, medical experts warn the strained healthcare system of the Arab world’s most populous nation is nearing a “critical threshold”. Hospitals have been hit by a flight of doctors abroad in recent years while the frontline staff …

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