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Ethiopia's prime minister has defended his country's controversial Grand Renaissance Dam project, days after Egyptian criticism at the UN.

Comment: A year after the 'Palacegate' protests that saw so many incarcerated, Egypt's streets are a grim mix of apathy, fear and resentment towards the regime, writes Sam Hamad.

How to share a river

Biniam Bedasso and Maria A. Gwynn

How to share a river

Comment: Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia should look to Latin America which has set a powerful global precedent on how to share transboundary resources, write Biniam Bedasso and Maria A. Gwynn.

US partially suspends aid to Ethiopia over Nile <em>dam</em>

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US partially suspends aid to Ethiopia over Nile dam

In response to Ethiopia’s decision to fill the reservoir of its Renaissance Dam on the Nile unilaterally, the US announced ...

Ethiopia seeks US clarification on aid cut over <em>dam</em>

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Ethiopia seeks US clarification on aid cut over dam

Ethiopia's US Ambassador Fitsum Arega tweeted saying he has heard the aid cut is related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance ...

Horriya Marzouk

Between the lines: Egypt's censorship crackdown targets book translations

Egypt's top translation institution has barred foreign books that criticise religion or violate social values, with fears it could extend to political literature.

Amr Salahi

Egypt and Ethiopia's Nile dam: Waiting for disaster?

Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan are negotiating over the Grand Renaissance Dam again, but talks are shrouded by opacity and fears ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Talks resume on Ethiopia's Nile mega-dam

Talks have resumed over the mega-dam that has caused tensions between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt PM visits Sudan as Nile dam talks stall

A delegation of senior Egyptian ministers join Mustafa Madbouli on his visit, which comes after negotiations on Ethiopia's controversial ...

Sudan says Nile <em>dam</em> talks delayed for 'consultations'

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Sudan says Nile dam talks delayed for 'consultations'

Sudan on Monday said that negotiations over Ethiopia's massive and controversial dam construction on the Blue Nile have been postponed ...

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African Union mediates Ethiopia dam talks

The African Union mediated a round of talks Monday between ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Addis Ababa's controversial Nile ...

Ethiopians celebrate progress in building <em>dam</em> on Nile River

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Ethiopians celebrate progress in building dam on Nile River

Tens of thousands of people flooded the streets of the capital Addis Ababa on Sunday afternoon, waving Ethiopia's flag to celebrate progress in ...

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Sam Hamad

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Comment: Not content with an already severely restricted public sphere, Sisi has moved to bring this 1,000-year-old Egyptian centre of learning ...

African Union to hold meeting on Ethiopian <em>dam</em>

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African Union to hold meeting on Ethiopian dam

The African Union is to hold a three-way meeting on Ethiopia's controversial Nile dam project on August 3 with Sudan and Egypt.

AU reports Nile negotiations progress amid Egyptian criticism

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AU reports Nile negotiations progress amid Egyptian criticism

The African Union has reported progress in negotiations regarding Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam amid heightened tensions between ...

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Egyptians outraged by mistranslated Ethiopian foreign minister Nile tweet

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew has outraged Egyptians with a tweet declaring that 'the Nile is ours'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ethiopia's Abiy praises 'historic' start to dam filling

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been a source of tension in the Nile River basin ever since Ethiopia broke ...

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Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan resume Renaissance Dam talks

The trio of African Union countries appear to have come together to discuss the controversial dam.

The New Arab Staff

Nile recedes in Sudan as Ethiopia begins filling mega-dam

Sudanese authorities said the water in the River Nile is starting to recede.

Ethiopia says waters at <em>dam</em> 'natural' part of construction

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Ethiopia says waters at dam 'natural' part of construction

As water levels increase behind its mega-dam, Ethiopia insists it is natural.

The New Arab Staff

Ethiopia begins filling Nile dam after deadlock with Egypt

Cairo, Addis Ababa and Khartoum have failed to produce a deal over the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Nile <em>dam</em> dispute spills onto social media

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Nile dam dispute spills onto social media

Citizens of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are taking to social media to express their views on the long-running mega-dam dispute.

Nile <em>dam</em> talks resume as Egypt minister faces criticism

The New Arab Staff

Nile dam talks resume as Egypt minister faces criticism

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan resumed negotiations over the Great Renaissance Dam under African Union sponsorship, as Egyptians ...

The final demise of free expression in Egypt's media

Horriya Marzouk

The final demise of free expression in Egypt's media

Egypt has censored all independent reporting on sensitive political topics, with journalists and social media users only allowed to communicate ...

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