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NEWS

Dam — Empty Talks

The tri-nations talks over the $4bn Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd) ended earlier this week without agreement. Ethiopian officials have blamed the “unchanged and additional and excessive demands of Egypt,” for the stalled negotiations. Dialogue and a fair solution were needed, Sudan’s Information Minister Faisal Saleh said, according to reports. Sudan said it had measured a noticeable decline in water […]

POLITICS

Sudan Wants Talk While Ethiopia Seeks To Fill Dam

Sudan has warned against escalation and urged further negotiations with Egypt and Ethiopia over the construction of a controversial dam on the Blue Nile river by Addis Ababa. The three countries have been at loggerheads over the filling and operation of the $4.6bn Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. “We do not want escalation. Negotiations are the only solution,” Sudan’s Irrigation and […]

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Battle Over Libya Threatens To Get Dirty

The Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya has condemned Egypt’s warning of military intervention in Libya. The UN-recognized government (GNA) views Egypt’s latest warning as a “declaration of war.” Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi recently warned that if there is any incursion by pro-GNA forces on the strategic city, Sirte – some 450 kilometers (280 miles) east of the […]

POLITICS

Tri-Party Dam Talks End In Deadlock

Photo credit: Jacey Fortin According to press reports, talks over a controversial dam on the Nile River came to a screeching halt after Ethiopia, a member, the group of countries that include Egypt and Sudan, decided to scrap prior “agreements and deals.” The Dam, which is referred to as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been under construction since […]