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Mahemud Tekuya (@MTekuya) and Alekaw D. Assefa, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, April 01/2020 – Nine years have passed since Ethiopia announced the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The GERD – a big hydroelectric dam on one of the River Nile’s main tributaries, the Blue Nile in …

Mehari Taddele Maru (@DrMehari) For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, March 11/2020 – After four months of intense mediation efforts between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on the question of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the US government and the World Bank have failed to get Ethiopia’s signature on a proposed agreement …

Daniel Kassahun, PhD, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, December 30/2019 – On December 20, 2019, an Ethiopian microsatellite was launched into space by the Long March 4B carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in North China’s Shanxi province. About 7,900 km away from this space station, the historic …