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Nile Basin states celebrate, urged to prioritize joint investments

Khartoum, Sudan | THE INDEPENDENT | Without joint planning and investment, Nile Basin countries miss out on opportunities of development, which benefit the Nile people, says Sudan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. Speaking during the Regional Nile Day 2020 celebrations in Khartoum, Sudan, guest of honour Asma Mohamad Abdalla, said, “The event’s …

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Sudan to host Nile Day 2020 celebrations

Khartoum, Sudan | THE INDEPENDENT | The Regional Nile Day 2020 celebrations are set to take place in Khartoum on February 22. At least 500 Nile Basin citizens and friends of the Nile are expected to participate in the celebrations, according to the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) that is organising the …

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Government losing Billions to underutilised internet backbone infrastructure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is losing billions of Shillings due to the underutilisation of National Backbone Infrastructure-NBI and the e-Government Infrastructure-EGI portals. In the 2006/2007 financial year, Government through the National Information and Technology Authority-NITA-U secured funds to put-up a National Data Transmission Backbone Infrastructure to provide …

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Lake Victoria water level overtakes average

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The amount of rainfall received in the Lake Victoria Basin in the March to June season has overtaken its normal long term average. An analysis of data collected during the season indicates that water levels in the major lakes in the basin – Lake …

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Nile Basin countries celebrate 20 years of cooperation

  Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ten African countries have celebrated 20 years of cooperation that has seen $6.5 billion in investments  and over 30,000 trained to manage Nile Basin water resources. Representatives of the ten Nile Basin States that form the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) gathered in Kigali, Rwanda, …

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Ethiopian President advocates for efficient use of Nile waters

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | NBI | Ethiopia’s President Dr. Mulatu Teshome has said that one of the common challenges within the Nile Basin is that the majority of its inhabitants live under extreme poverty. Speaking during Thursday’s regional Nile Day 2018 celebrations at the UN Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, …

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Ethiopia takes over leadership of Nile Basin Initiative

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ethiopia has assumed leadership of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), taking over from Uganda. Ethiopia will chair both the Nile Council of Ministers and the Nile Technical Advisory Committee of the NBI for the next one year. The new chairman of the Nile Council of …

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