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USA president Donald Trump offers ‘to open Ethiopia’s controversial dam’

US President Donald Trump has told ministers from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan that he would "cut the ribbon" at the inauguration of the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam when it is completed, an Ethiopian minister says.Sileshi Bekele, Ethiopia's minister...

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan commit to resolving Nile dam dispute

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have said they will continue trying to resolve a conflict over plans for a massive Ethiopian-run dam along the river Nile, a project that has raised concerns about shortages of drinking water in Sudan and...

US hosts Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan talks on Nile dam dispute

Foreign ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are in the US capital of Washington DC for Wednesday's crunch talks on the controversial building of a mega dam along the River Nile.The Grand Renaissance dam under construction in northern Ethiopia,...

Egypt forces say they kill 83 Islamic militants in Sinai

Egyptian security forces have killed 83 suspected Islamist militants in operations in central and North Sinai over the past month, the military said on Monday.It did not name the militants or their affiliation. The military also said forces detained...

SICO Egypt smartphone maker to export to Germany next month

Egypt’s first smartphone maker, SICO, said it will begin exporting its devices to Germany in November as part of its expansion plan to sell its products in Europe and Africa, its chairman told Reuters.Silicon Industries Corporation (SICO), which already...

Exiled Egyptian businessman say working to topple Sisi

An exiled Egyptian businessman, who sparked rare small-scale protests in Egypt in September, says he is working with the opposition to topple President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and calling for fresh demonstrations."We will put out a call to the masses...

Egypt accepts invitation to meet in U.S. over Ethiopia dam dispute

Egypt said on Tuesday it had accepted a U.S. invitation to a meeting of foreign ministers over a project for a giant hydro-power dam on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile that is causing an escalating spat between the two African countries.The...

Abiy to congress; No force can stop Ethiopia from building dam

Ethiopia's Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed has said that "no force can stop Ethiopia from building a dam" on the River Nile despite objections from Egypt about the possible impact downstream."That should be underlined," he added while addressing parliamentarians in...

Egypt to push for external mediation over Ethiopia mega Dam

Egypt will push Ethiopia this week to agree to an external mediator to help resolve a deepening dispute over a giant hydropower dam being built on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile, officials said on Sunday.‮‮ ‬Egypt sees the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance...

Egypt accuses Ethiopia of breaking Nile dam agreement

In the absence of an agreement on the Renaissance dam that Ethiopia intends to build on the Nile, Egypt appear set to approach international court of Justice.Speaking on the floor of the parliament on Wednesday, Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh...
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