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BREAKING NEWS – Sudan narrowly escapes coup attempt

Sudanese authorities reported a coup attempt on Tuesday by a group of soldiers but said the attempt failed and that the military remains in control. Sudan’s state-run television called on the public “to counter” the attempt but did not provide further details. “All is under control. The revolution is victorious,” …

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War drums over Blue Nile

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday warned Ethiopia of the risk of conflict over its giant dam on the Blue Nile after talks involving the two countries and Sudan ended without progress. Ethiopia is pinning its hopes of economic development and power generation on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, …

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Ethiopia claims Eritrean troops finally gone from Tigray

Eritrean forces have started withdrawing from the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry said, following mounting reports they are responsible for human rights abuses including rape, looting and killings of civilians. The United States, Germany, France and other G7 countries called on Friday for a swift, unconditional …

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Latest Nile negotiations break down

Negotiations between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt, in a long-running dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile, have reached a new impasse, the three countries said on Sunday. “We cannot continue this vicious cycle of circular talks indefinitely,” Sudanese irrigation minister Yasir Abbas said in a …

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Ethiopian refugees in Sudan do not want to return

One survivor arrived on broken legs, others on the run. In this fragile refugee community on the edge of Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict, those who have fled nearly two months of deadly fighting continue to bring new accounts of horror. At a simple clinic in Sudan, one doctor-turned-refugee, Tewodros Tefera, examines …

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UAE and Ethiopia sign MoU

Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council, FNC, and Keria Ibrahim, Speaker of the House of Federation of Ethiopia, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, at the FNC’s headquarters. The MoU, which was signed during a discussion session chaired by Dr. Al Qubaisi and Ibrahim, …

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US intervening in Sudanese violence

The top U.S. diplomat for Africa was due in Khartoum on Wednesday to join an international push to salvage a deal between Sudan’s military rulers and opposition groups two months after the overthrow of former President Omar al-Bashir. The visit comes after an Ethiopian envoy said the ruling Transitional Military …

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Abu Dhabi allocates Dh11b development aid for Ethiopia

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has allocated an economic aid package of Dh11 billion ($3 billion) for the Ethiopian government to support sustainable socioeconomic development in that country. The purpose of the funding from the UAE’s leading national entity for development aid is twofold, said a press release …

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New hope emerges in Egypt-Sudan Nile dam spat

New hope has emerged in the long-running diplomatic dispute over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile River, which Cairo sees as an existential threat. On Thursday, Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said they were opposed to any “conflict” over the sharing …

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