“Never Ever Give Up” Melissa Fleming (UN) interviews David Beasley (WFP) – Awake at Night

In this opening episode for Season 3 of Awake at Night, host Melissa Fleming (United Nations’ Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications) speaks with David Beasley (Executive Director of the World Food Programme) about his own experience being sick with COVID-19 and why people should listen to the science. He also explains why the pandemic is causing … Read more “Never Ever Give Up” Melissa Fleming (UN) interviews David Beasley (WFP) – Awake at Night

Internet Shutdowns: 53 Blackouts Recorded So Far in 2020, Say Digital Rights Activists

At least 53 internet shutdowns in 15 countries have been recorded in 2020 so far, according to digital rights group Access Now. Countries in which governments have significantly restricted, throttled or shutdown internet access in 2020 include Ethiopia, India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Burundi and others, campaigners say. In a global reported published February, Access Now … Read more Internet Shutdowns: 53 Blackouts Recorded So Far in 2020, Say Digital Rights Activists

Egyptian president rules out military action to settle dispute

#Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ruled out resorting to #military action to settle the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam dispute. According to him, negotiations are the only way to resolve the standoff over #Ethiopia’s mega dam project. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on … Read more Egyptian president rules out military action to settle dispute

Libya escalation: Turkey overstretched? “Yes, but so is Egypt”

In The World This Week, The Africa Report editor-in-chief Patrick Smith describes why he thinks #Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has so far played a better hand than most in #Libya He points to #Egypt’s tension on two borders at a time when tensions on the Nile are rising over the filling of the #GERD … Read more Libya escalation: Turkey overstretched? “Yes, but so is Egypt”

Ethiopian singer’s family mourn their ‘shining sun’

For many in Ethiopia, murdered singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa was a hero whose music provided the soundtrack for a protest that liberated the country from one of Africa’s most repressive regimes. But in one house in the town of Ambo, he was also a father, a brother and a son. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the … Read more Ethiopian singer’s family mourn their ‘shining sun’

Ethiopia dam dispute: Concerns in Sudan’s Blue Nile state

Ethiopia is set to start filling Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam despite the lack of a deal with downstream countries Sudan and Egypt. Many rounds of talks have failed to reach a water-sharing deal, or placate concerns about what the dam will do to supplies far away. Analysts agree that the mismanagement of the Grand Ethiopian … Read more Ethiopia dam dispute: Concerns in Sudan’s Blue Nile state

Nile dam dispute: Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan agree to resume talks – BBC News

The first-year target for filling the controversial mega dam on the River Nile has been reached, Ethiopia says. This would allow the first set of turbines to be tested. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s announcement came as Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan agreed to resume talks over the dam, following a virtual summit. The project has been … Read more Nile dam dispute: Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan agree to resume talks – BBC News

Nigeria: Jihadists kill five aid workers abducted last month

Armed extremists in Nigeria’s northeast have murdered four aid workers and a security guard. The killers released a video in which they accused their victims of working for an infidel organisation. We speak to our correspondent. Also, South African restaurants already reeling from the effects of coronavirus restrictions are protesting a curfew and alcohol ban … Read more Nigeria: Jihadists kill five aid workers abducted last month

Ethiopia says it needs Blue Nile water to help its people

The Nile has become a political statement as countries across Africa fight for control of it. Egypt and Sudan depend on the river for their water. It is fed by the Blue Nile in Ethiopia. But the Ethiopian government says it needs to use more of the resource to help its people. For countries downstream, … Read more Ethiopia says it needs Blue Nile water to help its people

The politics behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Ethiopia says it has reached its yearly filling target for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), after weeks of heavy rain. That is as the government held virtual meetings with its downstream neighbours, promising to continue talks to find a solution to the dispute over the mega-dam project. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports on the … Read more The politics behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Ethiopian dam blamed as fish dry up in Kenyan lake

Environmentalists and fishing communities who eke out a living on Lake Turkana, in northern Kenya’s shore, say a giant hydropower dam, Gibe III, being built in neighboring Ethiopia on the River Omo, drastically reduced the lake’s fish stocks. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. … Read more Ethiopian dam blamed as fish dry up in Kenyan lake

Why can’t Egypt and Ethiopia agree on the Nile dam? – BBC News

Sudan and Egypt have hit out at Ethiopia, which has started filling a reservoir behind a controversial new dam on the Blue Nile. Satellite images show water backing up on the Grand Renaissance Dam and now Sudan has reported reduced water flow in its section of the Nile River. Both Sudan and Egypt are downstream … Read more Why can’t Egypt and Ethiopia agree on the Nile dam? – BBC News

Nile Renaissance Dam deadlock: Ethiopia denies deliberately filling hydroelectric dam

In this edition, Egypt calls for clarification from Ethiopia over claims that it has already started filling the Grand Renaissance Dam against the wishes of Cairo and Khartoum. Also, the latest songs by some of the top icons of the Ivorian genre of Zouglou have proved to be controversial. Yard and Siro’s latest album calls out President Alassane Ouattara … Read more Nile Renaissance Dam deadlock: Ethiopia denies deliberately filling hydroelectric dam

Ethiopia denies filling controversial dam reservoir amid rising tension with Egypt and Sudan

Ethiopia has denied filling the Renaissance Dam reservoir, insisting it is a natural part of the construction project. The 4-billion dollar project has been a source of tension in the Nile river basin with neighbouring Sudan and Egypt, since Addis Ababa announced it in 2011, with Khartoum and Cairo warning it could lead to water … Read more Ethiopia denies filling controversial dam reservoir amid rising tension with Egypt and Sudan

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan deadlocked over dam

This month seasonal rains could start filling Ethiopia’s $4 billion hydropower dam but the three Nile River powers said talks to end a dispute over its flow of water have failed. Sudan and Egypt are seeking a legally binding agreement before the dam is filled. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and … Read more Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan deadlocked over dam