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Guest Contributor Addis Abeba, March 31/2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic and disparate international response to the deadly virus has put diplomacy on a standstill. International organizations, including the United Nations, have virtually shuttered their offices. Bilateral engagements have also dwindled amid travel restrictions and countries turn their attentions inward to …

Mahemud  Tekuya (@MTekuya) for Addis standard Addis Abeba, March 12/2020 – Disputes over the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have, once again, threatened to provoke water-induced conflict in North-East Africa. Since November 2019, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt had dozens of trilateral talks on the filling …

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 …