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Museveni Warned Kiir Against Taking side in Ethiopian-Egyptian Dam Dispute in June – official

Museveni Warned Kiir Against Taking side in Ethiopian-Egyptian Dam Dispute in June – official

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JUBA – A senior South Sudan foreign ministry official is telling Sudans Post that Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in June warned President Salva Kiir against taking side in the Egyptian-Ethiopian dam dispute after reports unfolded of South Sudan government giving a piece of land to Egyptian military in Pagak, a Maiwut village bordering eastern Ethiopia where Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), whose terms of implementation are opposition by Egypt, is located. A few days earlier, before the Museveni warning, rumors circulated on the local media as well as some large international outlets including Al Jazeera alleging that South Sudan government had agreed to an Egyptian request for military base in the east of the country for a then possible military confrontation against E...
Egypt, Sudan Optimistic Dam Talks With Ethiopia Will Yield Fruits

Egypt, Sudan Optimistic Dam Talks With Ethiopia Will Yield Fruits

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By Our Reporter There  new hope for a mutual understanding between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the dam being constructed on the Nile River. This comes after the prime ministers of Sudan and Egypt expressed optimism after talks in the Sudanese capital that stalled negotiations with Ethiopia on its construction of a controversial giant dam on the Blue Nile would bear fruits. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is being built some 15km (9 miles) from Ethiopia's border with Sudan, has become a significant source of discord between the three countries. Downstream Egypt and Sudan view the multibillion-dollar dam as a threat to vital water supplies, while Ethiopia considers its flagship infrastructure project crucial for its electrification and development. Talks ...
Stalemate: Egypt, Sudan Suspend Nile Dam Talks

Stalemate: Egypt, Sudan Suspend Nile Dam Talks

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By Our Reporter Egypt withdrew from the Nile dam talks scheduled for today with Ethiopia, claiming that the proposal put forth by the nation lacked regulations on dam operations and any legal mechanism for settling disputes. Sudan also threatened to step out in rejection of the idea of sharing Bule Nile waters. Both nations have demanded that talks be suspended for internal consultations on the proposal terms, which goes against the previous agreement during the African Union summit. Egypt and Sudan invoke a "historic right" over the river put in place by treaties established in 1929 and 1959. Ethiopia, on the other hand, refers to a treaty signed in 2010 - boycotted by Egypt and Sudan, but signed by six riverside countries which authorised irrigation projects and dams on...