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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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Egypt building huge water treatment plant amid supply concerns

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Egypt is building a major water treatment and desalination plant, the president said Monday, as the Nile-dependent nation plans for any fallout from an upstream dam being built by Ethiopia. The North African country is constructing “the largest wastewater treatment and desalination plant”, President Abdel …

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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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