Construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile is underway, raising speculation that it could lead to a “water war.” The dam is undoubtedly a source of tension between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan. War itself, however, is extremely unlikely, between any of the three countries.
Ethiopia has disputed accusations by Egypt and Sudan that it had deliberately filled the reservoir of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), calling the rising water level a natural part of the construction process. Egypt subsequently asked the Ethiopian government for immediate clarification.
At least 239 people were killed and dozens others arrested due to the unrest in Ethiopia following the death of a local musician, Hachalu Hundessa. The regional police commissioner, Mustafa Kedir, said that the Oromia region lost 229 people. It was hardest hit and home to Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group.
The death toll from protests that erupted in Ethiopia following the killing of a local Musician, Hachalu Hundessa has risen to 166. “In the aftermath of Hachalu’s death, 145 civilians and 11 security forces have lost their lives in the unrest in the region,” said Girma Gelam, deputy police commissioner of Oromia region.
A prominent politician in Ethiopia, Jawar Mohammed, appeared in court on Thursday as Halachu Hundessa was laid to rest amid tight security. Jawar and another prominent Oromo politician, Bekele Gerba, are facing charges of “participating in the death of a person.”
The military has been deployed in Ethiopia’s capital as protests continued following the death of a local musician, Halachu Hundessa. Gangs armed with machetes and sticks roamed the streets as gunshots could be heard in the city. The unrest has so far claimed more than 80 lives.
At least 50 people have been killed and dozens injured in Ethiopia following protests that erupted after the killing of a local musician, Halachu Hundeessaa. The 34 year-old Musician was attacked and shot at as he was driving in the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa. It is alleged that Halachu had received death threats previously.
Sudan and Egypt announced that Ethiopia agreed, during a mini-African summit, to postpone filling the Renaissance Dam, which it is building on the Nile River until a tripartite agreement is reached. It was also agreed to form a committee for this purpose. Negotiations over the dam have been described as “tortuous,” and lasted years.
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Egypt submitted to the United Nations Security Council a request to intervene in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam dispute on Friday. This comes as negotiations between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia have faltered. The three countries failed to reach agreement among themselves, especially on the water-sharing mechanism.
Sixty-four people, believed to be undocumented immigrants from Ethiopia, were found dead in a cargo truck in the northwestern Mozambican province of Tete, a senior hospital official confirmed. The victims were discovered in a blue cargo container loaded truck, and they were surrounded by survivors.
Thе Fіrѕt Deputy Chairman оf thе Sоvеrеіgn Cоunсіl оf Sudаn, Lieutenant-General Mоhаmеd Hаmdаn Dagalo, “Hаmіdаtі,” tоld reporters Sundау thаt Sudan is раrt оf the Rеnаіѕѕаnсе Dam project, аnd іt wіll рlау thе role of mediator between Egурt and Ethіоріа tо rеасh an аgrееmеnt.
The situation in Somalia is very worrying. This is the assessment of Dominic Begone, a United Nations expert on food and agricultural economics. The political crisis in Somalia has worsened the situation. Much of the agricultural land in Somalia has been destroyed by locusts.
Hundreds of thousands of people in Ethiopia’s Amhara region turned out Tuesday to urge the government of Ethiopia to rescue the seventeen kidnapped university students, fifty four days after they were taken from Dembidolo and hauled away at gunpoint in the western Oromia region of Ethiopia. Nearly two million people in more than ten cities of the Amhara region marched to voice outrage at the ongoing horror the hostages are experiencing and the agony their families are going through. The demonstrators under the slogan “Bring back our students,” are calling for the release of seventeen abducted students still being held by their armed captors in Oromia region, including OLF Shene.
Egypt has identified the basic points and conditions that must be included in the final agreement for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is to be reached in the Washington meetings on January 28 and 29. Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly chaired the Supreme Committee for the Nile Water Saturday, to review the results of the Washington meeting on the Renaissance Dam. He valued the constructive and positive role played by the administration of the US President, Donald Trump, in facilitating negotiations and converging views between the three countries.
At least 21 Ethiopian students have been released from captivity after being abducted early December, the government has said. However, six others are still in captivity. These students are said to be from Amhara region. The Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, told the state television that thirteen female students and eight male students had “been released in a peaceful manner.”
Ethіоріа, Egypt аnd Sudаn hаvе agreed tо work tо rеѕоlvе thеіr dispute over the Rеnаіѕѕаnсе Dam bу mіd-Jаnuаrу. In talks hоѕtеd bу Washington, thе foreign ministers of the thrее countries ѕаіd fоur technical mееtіngѕ wоuld bе hеld wіth the aim оf rеасhіng a mutually beneficial agreement оn thе ореrаtіоn оf the dam.
Abiy Ahmed, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, was announced Friday as the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Abiy is the winner of the 100th Nobel Peace Prize, as announced today at a ceremony in Oslo, the capital city of Norway. The African leader will receive the award for his role in ending his country’s conflicts with neighboring Eritrea. The award ceremony is scheduled for December 10th this year, in the same city.
Negotiations of the Renaissance Dam between Egypt and Ethiopia, which concluded Saturday evening in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, reached a “dead end,” according to the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation. Egypt called for the activation of Article 10 of the Declaration of Principles Agreement, which requires the participation of an international party in negotiations to mediate between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia, and to bring closer views and help reach an agreement that preserves the rights of the three countries.
Israel is looking more like America each day. Last week in Tel-Aviv 250,000 people marched in a parade for Gay Pride. Abortion laws in Israel are similar to America. The two cultures are becoming one. America and Donald Trump stand behind Israel in their cause of freedom and independence in a hostile environment of nations in the Middle East that seek to destroy them. Israel has adopted the good of America that is democracy and human rights and the bad which is inner conflicts within the nations between minorities and law enforcement.