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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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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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Rafting for Rhinos returns to the upper Nile September 24

ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome On Saturday September 24th, 2016 people throughout the world will march for elephants and rhinos while in Jinja the conservation fraternity will be rafting instead of marching. Nile River Explorers (NRE) is once again dedicating a day to conservation with the intent of selling every …

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