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Donald Trump risked a diplomatic crisis after he told reporters at the White House that Sudan must resolve the issue or risk Egypt blowing up the dam.

US President Donald Trump voiced anger at Ethiopia over its construction of a huge dam on the Nile River and appeared to suggest that Egypt may destroy it.

Ethiopia PM says 'no harm' intended toward Egypt, Sudan

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Ethiopia PM says 'no harm' intended toward Egypt, Sudan

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

Sisi bulldozes homes with renewed disdain for Egypt's poor

Sam Hamad

Sisi bulldozes homes with renewed disdain for Egypt's poor

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

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 ...

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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 that it will partly suspend aid to the African nation

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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 Dam and ...

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 ...

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 of drought ...

Talks resume on Ethiopia's Nile mega-dam

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Talks resume on Ethiopia's Nile mega-dam

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

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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 dam ...

Sudan says Nile dam 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 for a ...

African Union mediates Ethiopia dam talks

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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 dam ...

Ethiopians celebrate progress in building dam 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 ...

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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.

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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 Egypt and ...

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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'.

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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 ground on it ...

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan resume <em>Renaissance</em> Dam talks

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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.

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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 dam '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.

Ethiopia begins filling Nile dam after deadlock with Egypt

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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 dam dispute spills onto social media

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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.

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