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Egypt seeks UN resolution on Nile dam dispute with Ethiopia

Egypt’s foreign minister urged the U.N. Security Council on Monday to adopt a resolution giving international clout to efforts to resolve a dispute over the Ethiopia’s new hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile which he said endangers the lives...

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to reach Nile dam deal in weeks

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will agree a deal to fill the giant Nile dam in two to three weeks, Ethiopia’s water minister said on Saturday, a day after leaders from the three countries and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa,...

Nile dam talks to restart this week as Egypt accuse Ethiopia of blocking progress

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia said Sunday they would resume talks this week over a contentious, massive Nile dam, even as Egypt accused Ethiopia of trying to hinder progress on a resolution to disagreements over the project.The construction of the...

Demands for fair economies and less corruption fuelled protests in Africa – CIVICUS

A new report, the State of Civil Society Report 2020, published by global civil society alliance CIVICUS, sets out the major trends and events involving civil society over the past year.The report describes the massive people’s mobilisations that swept the...

Ethiopia and Sudan PMs agree to resume negotiations Nile dam

Prime ministers of Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed to resume negotiations on the filling and use of the Grand Renaissance Dam , signalling a partial end to tensions over the Nile waters.Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok on Thursday in a...

Tribal clashes between Arabs, non-Arabs claim 30 in Sudan

Tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s South Darfur province left at least 30 people dead and a dozen wounded, authorities said Wednesday.The fighting poses a significant challenge to efforts by Sudan’s transitional government to end decades-long rebellions...

Sudan orders arrest of ex-minister over 1989 coup role

The Sudanese prosecutor's office has ordered the arrest of a former foreign minister, Ali Karti, over his role in the 1989 coup that brought Omar al-Bashir to power.Human rights activists have long accused Mr Karti of being implicated in...

Sudan to mediate Egypt-Ethiopia dam dispute

A top Sudanese general on Sunday said his country would mediate a deal on an escalating dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt over Ethiopia’s mega dam on the Nile River.The deputy head of Sudan’s Sovereign Council, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, said...

Ethiopia insist won’t be forced by US on dam deal

Ethiopia refuses to be pressured by the United States into signing a deal with Egypt and Sudan over its controversial dam on the Nile River, says Ethiopia’s foreign minister.In an interview with The Associated Press, Gedu Andargachew said the...

Ethiopia says Trump got inaccurate information on Nile dam

An Ethiopian Cabinet minister says that U.S. President Donald Trump was provided with “inaccurate and inadequate” information about the dam the country is building on the Nile River.The remarks came amid a public disagreement with Egypt after Ethiopia did...
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A representative of Cameroonian government had talks with several anglophone separatist leaders to try to find a peaceful resolution to the lingering conflict that...