The giant dam project, not yet completed, is already generating electricity (pictured last year)Egypt has voiced anger after Ethiopia announced it had filled the reservoir at a highly controversial hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile river. Egypt relies on the Nile for nearly all its water needs. Ethiopia says the $4.2bn (£3.4bn) dam will not cut their share of Nile water. Ethiopia believes the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd) will double the country's electricity output, providing a vital development boost, as currently half the 127-million population lacks electricity. Ethiopia dam map
September 11, 2023 04:32 UTC
Ethiopia announced on Sunday it had filled its Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile, which has been the source of a long-running water dispute with downstream Egypt and Sudan. Egypt and Sudan fear the massive $4.2bn dam will severely reduce the share of Nile water they receive and have repeatedly asked Addis Ababa to stop filling it until they have all reached agreement on how it should work. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on X, formerly Twitter: "It is with great pleasure that I announce the successful completion of the fourth and final filling of the Renaissance Dam. The Ethiopian government’s communications service said on X that the dam, arguably the largest in Africa, was "a gift to generations”. The dam has been at the centre of a regional dispute ever since Ethiopia broke ground on the project in 2011.
September 10, 2023 21:40 UTC
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September 10, 2023 21:37 UTC
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September 10, 2023 21:01 UTC
The Egyptian foreign ministry condemns the move, calling Ethiopia’s filling of the dam ‘illegal’. Ethiopia has announced that it has filled its Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile, which has been the source of a long-running water dispute with downstream countries Egypt and Sudan. “It is with great pleasure that I announce the successful completion of the fourth and final filling of the Renaissance Dam,” Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on X, formerly known as Twitter. ‘Illegal announcement’The Egyptian foreign ministry condemned as “illegal” Ethiopia’s announcement that it had filled the dam on the Nile. The dam has been at the centre of a regional dispute ever since Ethiopia launched the project in 2011.
September 10, 2023 20:23 UTC
The dam has been topic of dispute between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan. The negotiations are on an agreement over the Nile water that takes into account water needs of all three countries. Both countries have repeatedly asked Ethiopia to stop filling the dam until the three countries reach agreement. "It is with great pleasure that I announce the successful completion of the fourth and final filling of the Renaissance Dam," Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on X, formerly Twitter. The country views Ethiopia's dam as an existential threat since Egypt relies on Nile for 97 per cent of its water needs.
September 10, 2023 17:45 UTC
At the beginning of 2020 I wrote the following:Ethnosh Dayton is on a roll and it’s showing no signs of stopping. With that Ethnosh and so many other wonderful things we all loved and enjoyed came to an end. So when I heard that Ethnosh — one of my favorite food events before the pandemic — was returning after a three-and-a-half year hiatus I was absolutely thrilled. There will be new flavors and textures to be enjoyed along with different styles of dining and a sense of discovery in our wonderful community. Dining is family style, so it’s easy to meet others from Dayton who share an interest in food and people.
September 10, 2023 17:03 UTC
ISLAMABAD - The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) and Islamic Republic of Pakistan have reiterated the resolve to strengthen already flourishing bilateral ties by enhancing bilateral, regional and multilateral cooperation in diverse areas including business, trade and investment. The resolve was expressed during a meeting between Jemal Beker Abdula, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to Pakistan and Foreign Minister of Pakistan Jalil Abbas Jilani at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On the occasion, Jemal Beker Abdula said increasing the bilateral cooperation with Pakistan in areas of international peace and security, economy, climate change and anti-terrorism efforts was the foremost priority of the FDRE government. On the other hand, the Caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani lauded the latest economic reforms of the Ethiopian government which ushered in a new era of socio-economic development in the country. He also commended the Ethiopia Embassy role in facilitating and organizing business forum in Ethiopia and Pakistan that strengthen the economic diplomacy and people to people interaction of the two brotherly countries.
September 10, 2023 16:21 UTC
Avelo Airlines has inaugurated its sixth U.S. base at Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (LAS). The new flights, destinations, and jobs our new base enables hits the jackpot for Las Vegas, Avelo, and, most importantly, our Customers.”Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for AveloAndrew Levy’s connection to Las Vegas runs deep, as he was a co-founder and served as the longtime president of Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air, helping build one of America’s most successful airlines. New Routes and DestinationsAvelo Airlines is wasting no time in making Las Vegas its aviation hub. Las Vegas BaseLas Vegas joins Avelo’s five existing bases, further solidifying the airline’s commitment to expanding its reach. Initially basing one 147-seat Boeing Next-Generation (NG) 737-700 aircraft at LAS, Avelo has achieved an impressive 99.34% completion factor since serving Las Vegas in October 2021.
September 10, 2023 15:58 UTC
Egypt, Turkiye leaders highlight importance of reviving economic cooperationANKARA: The leaders of Turkiye and Egypt on Sunday met formally for the first time in more than a decade, on the sidelines of the G20 summit. During Sunday’s talks, Erdogan and El-Sisi highlighted the importance of rejuvenating economic cooperation, including on energy, while promoting cultural exchanges. Erdogan pointed out Turkiye’s keen interest in rekindling links in vital sectors such as liquefied natural gas and nuclear energy. The reconciliation process has been a gradual one, with both countries taking measured steps to pave the way for diplomatic re-engagement. Prominent experts from the Mediterranean region have been working since 2022 to advance Egypt Turkiye rapprochement and improve ties between Mediterranean countries by advancing peace and promoting regional cooperation.
September 10, 2023 15:35 UTC
Ethiopia said on Sunday it had completed the fourth and final phase of filling a reservoir for its planned massive hydroelectric power plant on the Blue Nile, a project that Egypt and Sudan have long opposed. Construction of the $4 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) began in 2011 and Ethiopia sees the project as crucial to powering its economic development. Egypt and Sudan, however, consider the project a serious threat to their vital water supplies. "Congratulations to all on the fourth filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. With a projected capacity of more than 6,000 megawatts, Ethiopia sees GERD as the centrepiece of its bid to become Africa's biggest power exporter.
September 10, 2023 15:15 UTC
September 10, (THEWILL) – Kenyan runner, Agnes Ngetich, made history on Sunday, by breaking the women’s 10km world record at the World Athletics Elite Label road race in Brasov, Romania. In the first 5km, Ngetich clocked an astonishing 14 minutes and 25 seconds, beating Tirop’s 5km world record by 4 seconds. Ngetich continued her incredible pace in the second half to cross the finish line in record time. According to World Athletics, Ngetich’s performance is the third fastest 10km ever run by a woman, behind only two times recorded earlier this year by Ethiopian phenomenon Yalemzerf Yehualaw. Ngetich will now look to carry this form into future races as she establishes herself at the pinnacle of women’s long-distance athletics.
September 10, 2023 14:49 UTC
September 10, (THEWILL) – British long-distance running legend, Mo Farah, brought the curtain down on his illustrious career at Sunday’s Great North Run half-marathon in Newcastle. Farah, wearing a bib with ‘Sir Mo’ printed on it, crossed the line in fourth place with a time of 1:03:28. THEWILL recalls that Farah has won the Great North Run a record six times over the years, often competing shortly after returning from the Olympics and World Championships. The 2023 race was won by Ethiopian Tamirat Tola in 59:58, making up for his disappointing marathon earlier this year. The running legend was born in Somalia and revealed in 2022 that he was trafficked to the UK aged nine and forced to work as a servant.
September 10, 2023 14:47 UTC
Photo by Dereje Belachew/CanvaA popular restaurant in Cleveland appears to have closed again. Earlier this year, Empress Taytu Ethiopian Restaurant reopened its doors after closing in January. However, the restaurant - which is located in Cleveland at 6125 St Clair Ave - looks like it has closed its doors again. When you call the restaurant's phone number (216) 391-9400, you currently get this voice message:Hello, this is Empress Taytu Ethiopian Restaurant. At the moment, the restaurant's Google listing has it marked as "temporarily closed," but the chances of Empress Taytu reopening again aren't looking good.
September 10, 2023 14:10 UTC
Ethiopia completed the fourth and final filling of a controversial dam built on the Blue Nile, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is a $5 billion hydroelectric project that has been opposed by Egypt and Sudan. He met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi this summer and agreed on resuming negotiations to reach a binding agreement on filling and operating the dam. READ MORE Ethiopian dam talks end without breakthrough, says EgyptNegotiations in August between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the dam ended without a breakthrough, with Egypt saying Ethiopia's position did not "tangibly change" after two days of talks in Cairo. Since the start of its construction in 2011, the dam has been a point of contention between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan.
September 10, 2023 13:25 UTC