Tag: ethiopia

NEWS

Ethiopia At War With Itself

The Ethiopian Air Force has bombed arms depots and destroyed military hardware in the northern Tigray region in Ethiopia. According to press reports, Ahmed said the strikes hit sites in and around the regional capital Mekelle and destroyed heavy artillery including rocket launchers. The Ethiopian Prime Minister walked away with the Nobel Peace Prize last year “for his efforts to […]

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 […]

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 […]