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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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Egypt’s Sisi expected in Uganda for key River Nile talks

Negotiations between Uganda and its neighbors over an agreement on sharing River Nile waters are scheduled to resume this week during the Nile Basin Heads of State summit, according to a report by APA NEWS. According to APA,  this week’s meeting seeks to ensure that all Nile riparian states sign and …

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Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi start construction of Rusumo dam

Historic ground breaking ceremony completed for Rusumo dam to serve Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi have launched the construction activities of the regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project in Ngara, Tanzania. The project, first conceived two decades back, will when completed deliver a shared hydropower plant with installed capacity …

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