Tag: Nile River

Talks on the Nile in attempt to solve Renaissance Dam deadlock

Sudan and Egypt both fear the $4 billion hydroelectric dam could lead to water shortages in their own countries.

Nile Valley – Ethiopia starts to fill Renaissance Dam as Egypt bristles

Ethiopia’s Water Minister Seleshi Bekele confirmed on Wednesday, July 15, that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has started to fill. He tweeted:...

In the future there will be more rain but less water in the Nile Basin, what can be done?

Climate projections suggest that, by the end of the century, the amount of rain in the Upper Nile basin could increase by up to 20%. But our new paper shows that, despite more rainfall, devastating hot and dry spells are projected to become more frequent in the Upper Nile basin.

Analysis: How Nigeria can help broker the Egypt-Ethiopia dam dispute

Egypt and Ethiopia have agreed to resume talks to resolve a dispute over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Nile River, now according to Nigeria's Vice President, speaker of Egypt's parliament has asked the West African country's leadership to help mediate the talks. Analyst, Ken Agutamba joins CNBC Africa for more.

Why Ethiopia has rejected Egypt’s plan for operating giant dam on the Nile

Ethiopia on Wednesday rejected a proposal by Egypt to operate a $4 billion hydropower dam the Horn of Africa country is constructing on the Nile, further deepening a dispute between the two nations over the project.
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