Ethiopia begins electricity production at giant Nile hydropower plant

Ethiopia began producing electricity on Sunday from its Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), a multi-billion-dollar hydropower plant on the River Nile that neighbours Sudan and Egypt have worried will cause water shortages downstream. After flicking a digital switch to turn on the turbines in the first phase of the project, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sought… Read More Ethiopia begins electricity production at giant Nile hydropower plant

Sudan recalls its Ethiopian envoy following mediation rejection

Sudan recalled its ambassador to neighbouring Ethiopia on Sunday, frustrated by the stance of Ethiopian officials whom it said were refusing Sudan’s offer to mediate in the ongoing conflict in Tigray. “Ethiopia will improve its position if it considered what Sudan could do. ..instead of completely rejecting all of its efforts,” a statement from the… Read More Sudan recalls its Ethiopian envoy following mediation rejection

Sudan says its armed forces has taken full control of border territory amid tensions with Ethiopia

Sudan said on Thursday its forces had taken control of all of Sudanese territory in a border area settled by Ethiopian farmers, after weeks of clashes. Ethiopia, for its part, accused its neighbour of sending forces into its territory for attacks. Border tensions have reignited since the outbreak of a conflict in Ethiopia‚Äôs northern Tigray… Read More Sudan says its armed forces has taken full control of border territory amid tensions with Ethiopia