Battle of the Nile: Egypt, Ethiopia clash over mega-dam

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Egypt and Ethiopia remain at loggerheads over Addis Ababa's plan to build a $4.2 billion, 6,000-megawatt dam on a major tributary of the Nile River that Cairo says will greatly reduce the flow of water that is Egypt's lifeline.

Real wildcatters go to Ethiopia to hunt for oil

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Amid East Africa's oil and gas boom, the more adventurous oilmen are starting to gravitate toward the vast Ogaden desert region of Ethiopia where drilling activity has been sparse since rebels attacked an exploration team in 2007, killing nine Chinese and 65 Ethiopians.

Egypt ups the ante on Nile dispute with Ethiopia

CAIRO, June 6 (UPI) -- Egypt's dispute with Ethiopia over the Nile River has gotten sharper with calls by political leaders for direct action to stop Addis Ababa building a massive dam Cairo says will cut off water the Land of the Pharoahs depends on for survival.

Amid Egypt crisis, Addis pushes Nile dam

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Ethiopia is driving to complete its massive $4.8 billion Grand Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile amid a long-running dispute with Egypt.

Four die in Ethiopian protest

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- At least four people were killed and several others injured when a demonstration by Muslims turned violent in eastern Ethiopia, police said.

Egypt pushes Ethiopia to scrap Nile dam

CAIRO, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Egypt increasingly views Ethiopia's plan to build a massive 6,000-megawatt hydroelectric dam on the Nile River as a threat to its national security because it will seriously cut the Arab state's water supplies.

Ethiopian P.M. Desalegn still not sworn in

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The failure of Ethiopia's Parliament to swear in acting Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has created uncertainty about the country's future, officials say.

Ethiopia mourns longtime PM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Thousands of Ethiopians paid their respects Sunday to longtime Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in a massive funeral in Addis Ababa.

U.S. diplomats to attend Meles funeral

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice leads the delegation to Ethiopia to attend the funeral for Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, the White House said.

Ethiopian media still under regime's thumb

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Political analysts say Ethiopia will likely keep its news media on a short leash following the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

Obama stresses security to Ethiopian PM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama called on the acting Ethiopian prime minister to uphold commitments to democracy and regional security, the White House said.

Ethiopian P.M. remembered as peacekeeper

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Meles Zenawi, the Ethiopian prime minister who died this week, helped bring stability to neighboring African countries, U.S. officials said.
Dour forecast for post-Meles Ethiopia

Dour forecast for post-Meles Ethiopia

BRUSSELS, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The death of the Ethiopian prime minister could have an enormous effect on regional and internal stability, a report from the International Crisis Group states.
Ethiopia's Meles dead at 57

Ethiopia's Meles dead at 57

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The Ethiopian government said Tuesday that Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has died in a hospital abroad at the age of 57.
Health of Ethiopia's PM Zenawi unknown

Health of Ethiopia's PM Zenawi unknown

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The health of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi remains unknown even though government officials said it was improving.

Somali war linked to brewing oil dispute

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The military offensive against Islamic al-Shabaab fighters is gearing up for an assault on Kismayo that's seen as a key element in a dispute over oil and gas.

G8 urged to elevate food security issues

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Anti-poverty activists are urging Group of Eight leaders to give more attention to food security when they hold a summit this month in the United States.

War fears as Ethiopia attacks Eritrea

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 19 (UPI) -- Ethiopia says its forces have attacked "rebel bases" in longtime rival Eritrea, raising fears of a new war between the Horn of Africa states.

Somalia conference seeks end to unrest

LONDON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- World leaders met Thursday in London to discuss ways to end terrorism and piracy in Somalia, reports said.
Commentary: China pivot -- or pirouette?

Commentary: China pivot -- or pirouette?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The Asia pivot of U.S. strategy is bumping up against the reality of defense cutbacks. Secret operations combined with breakthroughs in robotic warfare are a realistic strategic stopgap.

Ethiopia: Thousands driven out in land grab

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Activists say thousands of people in western Ethiopia are being driven off ancestral lands so the government can sell large tracts for commercial agriculture.
Post-Mubarak Egypt has softer line on Nile

Post-Mubarak Egypt has softer line on Nile

CAIRO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- With the downfall of Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian leaders are showing more willingness to discuss sharing the waters of the Nile River with other African states.

Egypt, Ethiopia mull Nile dams dispute

CAIRO, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Egypt and Ethiopia are making an effort to settle a long-running bitter dispute over sharing the waters of the Nile River.
Ethiopia challenges Egypt over Nile water

Ethiopia challenges Egypt over Nile water

CAIRO, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The simmering dispute over the Nile River between Egypt and downstream African states is heating up again with Ethiopia alleging Cairo supports insurgents fighting the government of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

Opponent rejects election outcome

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 26 (UPI) -- An Ethiopian opposition leader is rejecting the outcome of Sunday's election that handed a landslide victory to incumbent Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.
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