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Africa’s largest power dam stokes regional tensions

Paris, France | AFP | Ethiopia’s construction of a massive power dam on the Blue Nile is raising tensions with Egypt, which depends on the river for 90 percent of its water supply. As the neighbours and Sudan met in Washington Wednesday for mediated talks on the potential conflict flashpoint, here …

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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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Egypt, Ethiopia to meet in Washington over Nile dam

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt’s foreign minister confirmed Tuesday that his country would take part in mediated talks in Washington next month over a controversial dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile. Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia “will meet in the United States on 6 November… to break the deadlock in …

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US intervenes in Egypt-Ethiopia Nile dam dispute

Egypt says accepts US invite to meet on Nile dam dispute Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Egypt has accepted a US invitation for a meeting with Sudan and Ethiopia over a protracted Nile dam dispute, the foreign ministry said. The meeting, to be held in Washington, would bring together foreign …

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed

He has won the Nobel Peace Prize but not everyone is excited NEWS ANALYSISI | THE INDEPENDENT | Since he became Prime Minister in April 2018, Abiy Ahmed has brought a breeze of happy air to Ethiopia and the Horn of East Africa region. Under him, most Ethiopians started to …

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Winning debuts for South Africa, Uganda coaches

✳Results Ethiopia 🇪🇹 0 Uganda 🇺🇬 1 South Africa 🇿🇦 2 Mali 1 🇲🇱 Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa and Uganda won international friendlies Sunday to give new coaches Molefi Ntseki and Northern Ireland-born Johnny McKinstry successful debuts. Goals from Dean Furman and Themba Zwane earned South …

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Ethiopia and Eritrea: Decades of discord, then detente

Paris, France | AFP |  Eritrea and Ethiopia ended decades of tensions in 2018 after a whirlwind peace process for which Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received the Nobel Peace Prize Friday. Here is a recap of the tensions and reconciliation between the Horn of Africa neighbours. – Eritrea breaks …

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Rough road ahead for Abiy after Nobel triumph

  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed faces stark challenges on the very issues that earned him a Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, and analysts say the coming months may tell whether he can translate this early applause into concrete success. The Nobel Committee cited …

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New Cranes coach McKinstry makes debut in Ethiopia on Sunday

Ethiopia vs Uganda International Friendly, Sunday, Oct 13 Bahrdar Town Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Newly appointed Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry will handle his first game this weekend, when his team travel to Ethiopia for an international friendly. The 34-year-old former coach of Rwanda was appointed head …

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