Ethiopia Starts Filling Nile Dam at Center of Dispute With Egypt

Ethiopia began filling the reservoir of its giant Nile dam without signing an agreement on water flows, a step Egypt has warned will threaten regional security. The announcement was made by Ethiopian Water, Irrigation and Energy Minister Seleshi Bekele, according to a report on the state-owned Ethiopian Broadcasting Corp.’s Facebook page. The move came two … Read more Ethiopia Starts Filling Nile Dam at Center of Dispute With Egypt

Is Ethiopia spiralling into political crisis? | The Stream

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed’s work towards securing a peace deal with neighbouring Eritrea brought him to the attention of the world, and saw him awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. And he has won support at home for releasing political prisoners and trying to forge national unity. But just six months after Ethiopia’s first … Read more Is Ethiopia spiralling into political crisis? | The Stream

How will Africans benefit from internet expansion? | Inside Story

From video-chatting to working from home, one thing that’s keeping us all going during this lockdown is a good internet connection. The online world became part of our everyday lives, and how transformative it’s been. Ordering, banking, educating or building a business, all from our computers and phones. But in Africa in 2020, only four … Read more How will Africans benefit from internet expansion? | Inside Story

Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei Smashes 5km Road Run World Record

Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda smashed the 5km road world record in Monaco on Sunday 16 January 2020, knocking 27 seconds off the time set by Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto last month. VIDEO of this run is displayed below. An incredible time of 12 minutes and 51 seconds was significantly faster than the time Kipruto set last … Read more Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei Smashes 5km Road Run World Record

Athletics: BUPA Edinburgh International Cross Country Today

The BUPA Edingburgh International Cross Country takes place today, with Kenenisa Bekele the double Olympic and World champion four time winner of the event heading the men’s field. The women’s event is set to be ultra-competitive too, with Scotlan’s Stephanie Twell, 19, lining up against Etheopian Tirunesh Dibaba and Vivian Cheruiyot who have won Olympic … Read more Athletics: BUPA Edinburgh International Cross Country Today