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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan agree on a roadmap for next GERD technical meetings

The foreign and irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan agreed that the next two trilateral technical meetings on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) should evolve around the development of technical rules and guidelines for the filling and operation of the dam, according to a joint statement issued on …

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Intel: How pressure is mounting on Egypt to release detained Americans

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on a US citizen that Cairo has detained for six years. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus noted that Pompeo pressed Shoukry Monday on “concerns over press freedom, human rights and Americans detained in Egypt, including Moustafa Kassem.”

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Intel: How this week’s US-sponsored Nile talks buoy Egypt

The US administration deepened its involvement in trilateral talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the filling of a massive new dam on the Nile River this week, to Cairo’s relief. In a joint statement Monday evening following a meeting of foreign ministers in Washington, the four nations and the …

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Cairo hosts the second round of GERD negotiations

Egypt held the second of four of talks to reach an agreement on the rules of filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The meetings between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan’s water ministry officials will take place from 2-3 December, the Egyptian irrigation ministry announced.

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