The Congressional Black Caucus Statement on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

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The Congressional Black Caucus

The multi-billion-dollar GERD project will have a positive impact in the region by providing Africa’s biggest hydropower dam

In recent months negotiations have stalled and there has been an escalation of tensions on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that impacts, Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan. The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) encourages the continued cooperation and peaceful negotiations of all stakeholders in the construction of the GERD. These negotiations should be based on mutual benefit, good faith, and the principles of international law. The multi-billion-dollar GERD project was announced in 2011, and will have a positive impact in the region by providing Africa’s biggest hydropower dam that will generate approximately 6,000 megawatts of electricity, thus allowing Ethiopia to export power to neighboring countries.

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Coronavirus: Ethiopia reported three new cases

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Coronavirus Illustation

The Ethiopian Ministry of Health reported the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases are 29

The Ethiopian Ministry of health reported today (April 1, 2020) that the Ethiopian Public Health Institute conducted 68 laboratory tests within twenty-four hours and three cases are confirmed for COVID-19, making the total cases twenty-nine (29).

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Ethiopia gets World Bank $500m grant to support economic reform

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World Bank

Ethiopia Sustains Reforms to Spur Growth and Boost Investment Climate and the Finance Sector

World Bank - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on Thursday approved $500 million ($250 million grant and $250 million credit) from the International Development Association (IDA) in continued support of the Government of Ethiopia’s Homegrown Reform Agenda. The Second Ethiopia Growth and Competitiveness Development Policy Operation (DPO) is intended to accelerate Ethiopia’s economic growth and achieve its vision of becoming a lower-middle-income country.

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Dr Catherine Hamlin dies at 96

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Dr Catherine Hamlin

Beloved Australian gynaecologist Catherine Hamlin died yesterday at her home in Ethiopia, aged 96.

By KALEY PAYNE (Eternity) Hamlin was renowned for her service to Ethiopian women and their communities, through the pioneering work of the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital that she founded with her husband Reg in 1959.

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Sudan PM survives assassination attempt in Khartoum

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An assassination attempt against Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok

Sudan’s prime minister survived an assassination attempt Monday after an explosion went off near his convoy in the capital of Khartoum.

Sudan, Khartoum (March 9, 2020) - Abdalla Hamdok, a longtime economist, tweeted he was “safe and in good shape” following the explosion. Sudanese state TV said Hamdok had been heading to his office when the attack took place.

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Two Ethiopians confirmed Covid-19 infections in UAE

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Illustrative photo for Coronavirus

15 new cases of coronavirus in the UAE, 2 Chinese patients recover, Covid-19 cases go up to 45, with 7 cases of recovery in the country

Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) on Saturday morning reported 15 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed Covid-19 infections in the country to 45.

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Ethiopia Condemns Arab League's Blind Support to Egypt

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Arab League

Commends the stance taken by the government of Sudan

EZ (Addis Ababa, March 06, 2020) - Ethiopia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFAE) condemns Arab League's blind support to Egypt and commends the stance taken by the Government of the Republic of the Sudan. MFAE releases a statement in which Ethiopia “notes with dismay the “Resolution” of the Executive Council of the Arab League concerning the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) issued on 05 March 2020.”

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