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Egypt FM visits Ethiopia over Nile dam

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Egypt’s top diplomat is in  Addis Ababa to discuss controversial Ethiopian plans to build a dam on the Nile that Cairo fears will impact its water supplies, his ministry said Monday. Construction of the massive dam on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia has poisoned relations …

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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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Sudan’s Bashir aims to ease Egypt concerns over Nile dam

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir said Thursday that the construction of Ethiopia’s controversial Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile River would not impact water supplies to Egypt as feared by Cairo. Visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, for his part, said the project was a “win-win” for …

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VIDEO: Museveni lashes at clergy

VIDEO: Museveni Lashes At Clergy Kampala, Uganda | NBS TV | Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has taken a swipe at religious leaders for what he described as neglecting the core issues affecting people like climate emanating from human activities and concentrate on politics. The President made the attack on the …

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MUSEVENI: Industrialise to protect River Nile

Kampala, Uganda | PPU| Prosperity for Nile Basin countries is the best way to protect River Nile and other water systems in Africa, President Museveni has said. The President made the remarks at a plenary session of the first ever Nile Basin Heads of State summit held at State House, Entebbe. The …

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VIDEO: Nile Bridge construction on course

VIDEO: The construction of the multi-billion new Jinja Nile Bridge is on schedule according to contractors. The project now stands at 40% and is expected to be completed by 2018. The new Jinja Bridge is expected to boost transport network, promote tourism and economic transformation in the Northern Corridor.   …

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Sudan issues flood warning as Nile rises

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese authorities on Wednesday warned people living near the banks of the Nile to be wary of flooding, after two weeks of heavy rainfall killed dozens across the country. Authorities said water levels were rising on the Blue Nile along border with Ethiopia after continuous …

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Nile’s money-maker

By Joseph were Long-necked beer bottle named brewer’s 18% growth Questions about why Nile Breweries is battling to retain sole use of the 500 ml long neck bottle on the Ugandan market have finally been answered. The long-necked bottle is one of three factors that Nile’s parent company, SABMIller of …

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