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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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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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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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Addis Ababa to host next round GERD’s tripartite negotiation

Addis Ababa to host next round GERD’s tripartite negotiation

The tripartite negotiations on the Ethiopian Great Renaissance Dam (GERD), which Ethiopia is building on the trans-boundary Nile River, have been terminated due to various reasons. This tripartite negotiation, which has been taking place under the auspices of the African Union, has been taking place between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan. The political unrest in Sudan and Ethiopia were the main reasons for the failure of the tripartite negotiations and the changing position of Egypt. A month ago, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who went to Cairo, Egypt to participate in the forum of neighboring countries to find a solution to the…
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Ethiopia Urges Egypt to Stop its Internationalization of GERD

Ethiopia Urges Egypt to Stop its Internationalization of GERD

Ethiopia’s spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Meles Alem, made a statement on current diplomatic affairs. The spokesman said at this time that Egypt is making repeated statements about the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The statements are concerned that Ethiopia should not make a separate decision to hold water in the dam in the coming summer months. "Ethiopia has no obligation to request permission from anyone to fill the Renaissance Dam," he said in response to a question from journalists about the issue. Ambassador Meles said that the Dam is a project that is being built by Ethiopia's…
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The Art of Dominance: GERD is a pretext for meddling<br>Is President Yoweri Museveni the only “Trojan Horse” for Egypt?

The Art of Dominance: GERD is a pretext for meddling
Is President Yoweri Museveni the only “Trojan Horse” for Egypt?

In this series and before I have argued that Egypt deploys all types of instruments to weaken, fragment and dismantle Ethiopia. I provided ample evidence that Egypt does this successfully by identifying, financing, equipping, and arming Ethiopian domestic terrorists, dissidents, profiteers, ethno-nationalists, and secessionists. Externally, Egypt mobilizes, charms, and persuades other countries to support its causes. Unfortunately for Ethiopia, the country’s poor, corrupt, ineffective and ethnicized governance has made Ethiopia porous. There is no doubt in my assessment this enabling environment offers Egypt, terrorists, and other forces inimical to Ethiopia windows of opportunity to weaken and destabilize this ancient country…
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