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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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Ruto launches new Nile river monitoring system

Kenyan Deputy President Ruto announces 2nd Nile Basin Heads of State Summit, launches Regional HydroMet Project Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kenyan Deputy President William Samoei Ruto recently launched a $5.5 million Nile Basin Regional HydroMet Project which will enable member states of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) to …

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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 in Uganda for crucial Nile Basin talks

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is in Uganda for crucial talks on the use of the River Nile waters. Sisi jetted into Entebbe Thursday morning for the Nile Basin Heads of State summit, one of several leaders who flew in for discussions on sharing River Nile that has divided the region …

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Tanzania to host 2017 Nile Basin Day event

Representatives of the 10-member states of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) converge in Dar-es-Salaam on Wednesday to celebrate 18 years of cooperation. Since February 22 1999, NBI has focused on activities aimed at assisting Member States to achieve their development objectives through Nile Cooperation. “That day, in 1999, marked a …

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