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Ethiopia Agrees to Sell 400 MW of Energy to Tanzania

Ethiopia Agrees to Sell 400 MW of Energy to Tanzania

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed paid a two-day official visit to Tanzania last week. During his visit to Dar es Salaam, Prime Minister Abiy signed agreements on aviation cooperation and the sale of electric power with the government of President Samia Suluhu Hassan. The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Meles Alem, announced in his weekly diplomatic statement that Ethiopia has signed an agreement to sell 400 megawatts of energy to Tanzania. Ethiopia has emphasized its commitment to energy and aviation diplomacy with neighboring countries, particularly highlighting its provision of training for pilots, air traffic controllers, and aviation experts…
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Ethiopia Nears Completion of Africa’s Largest Dam on Nile River

Ethiopia Nears Completion of Africa’s Largest Dam on Nile River

Ethiopia has achieved a significant milestone in the construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), with only 5% remaining to complete the project, Africa's largest dam on the Nile River. The National Council for Public Participation Coordinating Office of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has announced that after 13 years of construction, the GERD is now 95% complete. This includes the completion of 98.9% of the dam's civil works, with the electro-mechanical works also nearing finalization. In terms of electricity generation, the GERD is currently producing 540 megawatts with two turbines. Mr. Hailu Abraham, the Public Relations Director of…
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Ethiopia Accuses Egypt of Hindering GERD Agreement

Ethiopia Accuses Egypt of Hindering GERD Agreement

Following the conclusion of the fourth round of negotiations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a statement issued by Egypt has sparked a blame game between the two nations regarding the failure to reach an agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Ethiopia contends that the talks failed due to Egypt's refusal to address legal and technical issues, while Egypt attributes the breakdown to what it characterizes as Ethiopia's 'colonial perspectives.' The fourth tripartite talks, involving Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan, took place on Monday and Tuesday in Addis Ababa, following an agreement reached in Cairo last July between Ethiopian Prime Minister…
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Fourth Round of GERD Negotiations Commences in Addis Ababa

Fourth Round of GERD Negotiations Commences in Addis Ababa

The fourth round of trilateral negotiations involving Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan commenced today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. These deliberations stem from the Joint Statement issued on July 13, 2023, by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia and President Abdel Fatah el Sisi of Egypt, signaling a commitment to expedited negotiations aimed at finalizing guidelines and rules governing the initial filling and annual operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Preceding the fourth round, a one-day meeting of technical experts from the three countries set the stage for the ministerial discussions. The goal of these negotiations is to build upon…
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Third tripartite GERD negotiation kicks off in Cairo, Egypt

Third tripartite GERD negotiation kicks off in Cairo, Egypt

The third round of talks on the rules and guidelines for the filling and annual operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) kicked off today, in Cairo, Egypt.  Ministry of foreign affairs announced, Ethiopia participates in these negotiations with a commitment to a negotiated outcome through the trilateral talks. Ethiopia’s positive expectation for these talks is based on the foundation provided by the Agreement on the Declaration of Principles (DoP). These talks are part of the efforts of the three countries to forge stronger partnerships. For this purpose, the three countries are expected to discharge their shared responsibility of…
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Ethiopia plans to complete GERD’s civil works in a year

Ethiopia plans to complete GERD’s civil works in a year

Ethiopian People's Representatives and Federation Councils reopened after a two-month break. President Sahlework Zewde announced the government's one-year focus areas in her speech to the councils. In her speech, the President said that the 4th round of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam was the biggest success last year. She added that the civil engineering work of Renaissance Dam, which is 90 percent complete, will be completed this year. She mentioned that “this dam is not only a dam that generates electricity but also a source of tourism and water resources, environmental protection and moral superiority.” In her opening speech, the…
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Cairo to host the third GERD tripartite negotiation

Cairo to host the third GERD tripartite negotiation

Last July, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed discussed and agreed with Egypt President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to continue the tripartite negotiations on the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in Cairo. According to this agreement, three weeks ago, the first technical experts of the dam negotiators of Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan met and discussed in Cairo, Egypt. Also, the second round of discussion of technical experts was held last Saturday and Sunday in Addis Ababa. After this discussion in which the dam negotiators, experts, and diplomats of Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan participated, both countries stated the issue. According to the Minister of…
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GERD’s Second round of tripartite negotiations kicks off in Addis Ababa

GERD’s Second round of tripartite negotiations kicks off in Addis Ababa

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met and discussed with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi about the dam when he attended the leaders' forum of neighbouring countries organized by Egypt on the stability of Sudan last July. The leaders of the two countries had discussed the resumption of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) water filling and agreed to start the tripartite dialogue which had been suspended for the last two years. According to this agreement, two weeks ago, the technical experts of the dam negotiators of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan met in Cairo, Egypt. Following that, the second tripartite dialogue started…
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GERD’s five units to produce power soon- CEO

GERD’s five units to produce power soon- CEO

Five turbines of the Great Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD) will soon start generating power GERD CEO Engineer Kifle Horo said that, in the coming months, work is being done to start five more units at the Dam. Following the completion of the fourth round of water filling of the Renaissance Dam, some additional turbines will start generating power. Engineer Kefle Horo, the manager of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, who explained to the senior government officials present at the scene, stated that the construction of the dam is 93 percent complete. He also announced that only nine to ten meters…
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Ethiopia completes filling of Africa biggest dam on Nile river.

Ethiopia completes filling of Africa biggest dam on Nile river.

Ethiopia completes filling of Africa biggest dam on Nile river. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that, the fourth and final filling of the Great Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been completed. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the completion of the fourth and final filling of the Renaissance Dam with great joy. In the message posted by the Prime Minister on his social media pages, "Congratulations to everyone who participated in the work with their money, knowledge, energy and prayers. This cooperation should be repeated in our other issues as well," he said. The total construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance…
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