BY ANDUALEM SISAY GESSESSE – I heard the shocking news over this weekend about the flash flooding in the neighboring Sudan’s capital Khartoum. Some 80 people have died while thousands of houses hare demolished by the flooding that followed the heavy rain in the Ethiopian Highlands. The sad news came a day after the African […]
Describing Egypt’s Saturday statement as ‘regrettable’, the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy of Ethiopia said the tripartite negotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on the Guidelines and Rules for the first filling and annual operation for the Great Ethiopian Reconnaissance Dam (GERD) continued for the fourth day on Saturday, 13 June 2020. Earlier on […]
BY TESFU TELAHOUN ABEBE – The current tense state of affairs between Ethiopia and Egypt is a situation which is heightened by the domestic politics of both states, shifting regional rivalries and alliances as well as by powerful global geopolitical undercurrents. Never has the Nile issue been put to such prominent and international scrutiny.
The Government of Ethiopia finally reached agreement with the Government of Egypt to fill water the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) during the wet season, generally from July to August, and will continue in September subject to certain conditions.