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Sudan and Ethiopia pledge to push for deal on Blue Nile dam

Ethiopia’s prime minister and Sudan’s leadership said on Tuesday they would make every effort to reach a deal on a giant hydropower dam on the Blue Nile that has caused a bitter dispute between Addis Ababa and Cairo over water supplies.…

Ethiopia starts filling Grand Renaissance dam

Ethiopia has started filling the Grand Renaissance dam, a giant hydroelectric project it is building on the Blue Nile, its water minister said on Wednesday, a day after talks with Sudan and Egypt on the issue became deadlocked. “The…

50 killed in Ethiopia protests over singer’s death

At least 50 people were killed in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region in protests following the fatal shooting of a popular singer, a regional spokesman said on Wednesday. Musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa was shot dead on Monday night in what police…

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

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will agree a deal to fill the giant Blue Nile dam in two to three weeks, following mediation by the African Union to broker a deal to end a decade-long dispute over water supplies. Ethiopia’s water minister,…