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FILE - In this June 28, 2013 file photo, the Blue Nile river flows near the site of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Assosa, Ethiopia. Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan say they have reached a preliminary agreement aimed at clearing the way for the filling and operation of a $5 billion dam project on the Nile River. The foreign ministers and water resources officials of the three countries concluded three days of meetings in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 145, 2020, with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and World Bank President David Malpass. (AP Photo/Elias Asmare, File)

3 African nations reach preliminary deal in Nile dam dispute

Jan. 16, 2020 2:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan say they have reached a preliminary agreement aimed at clearing the way for the filling and operation of a $5 billion dam project on the Nile River. The foreign ministers and water resources officials of the three countries concluded three days of...

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, left, with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gestures as they pose for a photo prior to their talks at the Union Building in Pretoria, South Africa, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Ethiopia PM asks South Africa leader to help in dam dispute

Jan. 12, 2020 8:50 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ethiopia's prime minister has asked South Africa's president to intervene in his country's dispute with Egypt over a massive dam project on the Nile River, set to be Africa’s largest hydraulic dam. During a visit to South Africa on Sunday, Abiy Ahmed said President Cyril...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Huntington Center, in Toledo, Ohio. Video of U.S. President Donald Trump saying he had a hand in the latest Nobel Peace Prize has gone viral in Ethiopia after Trump asserted during a rally in the U.S. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 that he had

Puzzlement in Ethiopia as Trump claims hand in Nobel prize

Jan. 10, 2020 10:53 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Video of U.S. President Donald Trump saying he had a hand in the latest Nobel Peace Prize has gone viral in Ethiopia after Trump asserted that he had “made a deal” to save the country. The comments during a rally in the U.S. on Thursday don’t mention the...

FILE - In this June 28, 2013 file photo, the Blue Nile river flows near the site of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Assosa, Ethopia. Two days of negotiations between top officials from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan were hoped to reach agreements on technical issues related to the $4.6 billion dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile River, but the talks concluded Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 without an agreement. (AP Photo/Elias Asmare, File)

Egypt blames Ethiopia for latest failure of Nile dam talks

Jan. 10, 2020 5:43 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt is blaming Ethiopia for the failure of the latest round of talks on the construction of a controversial Nile dam, a critical issue for Cairo as it seeks to protect its main source of freshwater for its large and growing population. The construction of the $4.6 billion Grand Ethiopian...

FILE - In this April 12, 2015 file photo, Sayed Ahmed Abdoh poles his boat to check his fish traps in the Nile River, near Abu al-Nasr village, about 770 kilometers (480 miles) south of Cairo, in Egypt. Two days of negotiations between top officials from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan were hoped to reach agreements on technical issues related to the $4.6 billion dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile River, but the talks concluded Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 without an agreement. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae, File)

Final round of Nile dam talks conclude with no agreement

Jan. 9, 2020 3:13 PM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The fourth and final round of talks between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on Ethiopia’s construction of a controversial dam on the Nile River concluded Thursday without producing an agreement. The two days of negotiations in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, of top...

Police arrest 7 in New Year's Eve mob sexual assault

Jan. 3, 2020 7:56 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Police arrested seven young men for allegedly taking part in a mob sexual assault of a young woman during New Year's Eve celebrations, a senior security official said Friday. Since Wednesday, a video showing several dozen men pushing around a screaming woman wearing a black miniskirt and fur...

African countries set meetings to resolve Nile dam dispute

Dec. 9, 2019 8:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan say they have agreed to hold two technical meetings in coming weeks in an effort to resolve a number of issues revolving around a $5 billion dam project on the Nile River. The foreign ministers of the three countries met in Washington Monday with...