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Blocked waterway caused Pakwach floods

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Truck drivers and members of the business community have blamed floods that devastated Pakwach yesterday, on a blocked waterway on the road connecting Pakwach to Paraa.   A part of River Nile in Nwoya district burst its banks on Tuesday causing floods that paralyzed business and …

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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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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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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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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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