Failure of Dam Talk and Egypt’s Plot

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January 11, 2020

Tripartite talk on the operation and filling of the Ethiopian Dam has failed after Egypt cam up with a new position in the final round of the negotiation which took place in Addis Ababa this week.

This time around Egypt claimed that the dam should be filled in 12 to 21 years which Ethiopia rejected.

It is clear that Egypt knows Ethiopia would not accept the proposal.

Andaafta media has prepared the following reportage (in Amharic)

Video : Embedded from Andafta media
Cover photo : screenshot from video



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5 Responses to "Failure of Dam Talk and Egypt’s Plot"

  1. Baqlava   January 11, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    Do not believe the hype!

    The naming Great Ethiopian Reneisance Dam holds too much false hope as the name Prosperity gives too much false hope also .
    Ethiopian biggest dam maybe is the correct name,just the words or concepts revival /reneissance being put in the naming makes all foreign parties involved extra concerned ,plus million soldiers will be sent was said by the so called commander in chief recently as if million people really need to be mobilized over this dam , diaspora dollar foreign currency was needed badly so this dam was initially given exaggerated name , besides that it is false hope , electricity is the least of the worries for Ethiopia .

    All this revival talk on Ethiopian side makes the whole world wonder if Ethiopia have plans to cut the water completely , because if not that what is this talk about great reneisance with million soldiers being sent , what for?

    Million soldiers are not in beef with anyone , no need for all that talk.
    Unrealistic expectations had quited down silencing Ethiopians about the ridiculous ethnic constitution that is put in place, many prefer just to annoy the “Amara” who they finally claim to break using Zenawism constitution methods , they claim Amara Menilik had burried Ethiopia for the longest and with this signature dam breaking Amaras legacy Ethiopia will soon get revived from where the country was burried by the Amara “hegemony”. TPLF wants to prove so much that it revived Ethiopia , TPLF’s need to prove revival doesn’t mean million soldiers need to be sent over the simplest things , it is not worth it , looking back at it Badmes war was not worth it also , it is just too much hype for nothing . Hype is not being given where it is needed .

    Misplaced hype is false hope especially in Ethiopia’s context where misplacing hype is being a norm.

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  2. rezen   January 12, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    “Tripartite talk on the operation and filling of the Ethiopian Dam has failed after Egypt cam up with a new position in the final round of the negotiation which took place in Addis Ababa this week.
    This time around Egypt claimed that the dam should be filled in 12 to 21 years which Ethiopia rejected.
    It is clear that Egypt knows Ethiopia would not accept the proposal.”

    Short Commentary, 12 Jan 2020
    The above three paragraphs summed it all, perfectly. Ethiopia will be better off to proceed with its agenda for the benefit of its 100 Million people
    Egypt will NEVER accept anything other than its original arrangement of YESTERYEARS with Great Britain!!!! YES, Great Britain. After all, let us be honest — hard and hurtful as it may be — the negative and demeaning image of Africa remains as an obstacle to the progress of Africa by Africans. ARE WE AFRICANS CHALLENGING THAT NEGATIVE ATTITUDE ? It may be helpful to be conscious of OUR AFRICAN LEADERS in answering the question. THE END

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  3. Baqlava   January 13, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Electricity does not change poor lives as much as was thought: LUXORR MEDIA STAFF:

    Getting a power connection to the poorest of the poor may be the wrong priority for a cash-strapped government THOUGH SHE lives in one of many world’s poorest nations, Drocella Yandereye is an image of upward mobility. Her small farm in Rwanda, the place she grows maize, beans, bananas and low, is prospering. She has constructed a brand new home and turned her previous one right into a hen shed. Her pursuits vary nicely past her village, evidenced by the 2 posters on her living-room wall displaying African leaders and the nations of the world. What makes her much more uncommon is that she has electrical mild.
    It isn’t the form of brilliant, leave-it-on mild that individuals in wealthy nations take with no consideration. A small photo voltaic panel on Ms Yandereye’s roof is related to a wall-mounted battery, which powers a radio and three LED ceiling lamps. Ms Yandereye additionally makes use of the battery to cost her cell phone and a transportable lamp that she hangs round her neck. All of the lamps are reasonably dim. However they produce simply sufficient mild to permit her kids to review after sundown, and they don’t kick out foul fumes, just like the kerosene lamps she used to depend upon.
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    Nearly 140 years after Thomas Edison started promoting filament mild bulbs, slightly below 1bn individuals worldwide nonetheless lack entry to electrical energy, in line with the Worldwide Power Company, a analysis group. Nearly two-thirds stay in Africa, largely within the countryside. The UN believes all ought to have energy, and has set a goal date to realize common entry of 2030. That sounds believable—since 2000 the variety of individuals with out energy has fallen by 700m. Sadly, it’s unlikely to occur. And up to date financial analysis exhibits that speeding to light up the world is a nasty concept.
    The old style manner of bringing electrical energy to the lots entails constructing energy stations and transmission strains. That is nonetheless in style. Final yr India’s authorities claimed that it had related each village to the facility grid, though this doesn’t imply each family is related, nonetheless much less that energy is offered 24 hours a day (see article). Myanmar and Senegal are racing to do the identical.
    Up to now few years, although, governments and help businesses have put extra religion in solar energy. They’ve constructed or paid for “mini-grids” that may energy a village or a college. Extra typically they’ve given tax breaks and subsidies to corporations that promote small photo voltaic kits. In Bangladesh, the variety of photo voltaic house techniques (that’s, closed electrical energy techniques powered by a small panel on the roof) shot up from 16,000 in 2003 to 4.1m by the tip of 2017. Ethiopia’s “nationwide electrification programme” requires connecting 35% of the inhabitants to small photo voltaic techniques by 2025. That proportion is predicted to say no thereafter as extra properties are plugged into the grid.
    Solar spots
    Photo voltaic house techniques present a lot much less energy than grid connections, however are far cheaper to arrange. The extra superior ones are sometimes offered on a pay-as-you-go foundation. Each few months, a family is requested to pay one other instalment, which will be completed by cell phone. The corporate then sends a code, which the householder varieties into the battery. That retains the lights on.
    Rwanda is attempting all of those approaches directly. The federal government already claims to have related 31% of households to the electrical energy grid, up from lower than 10% in 2009. One other 11% are thought to have solar energy. Helped by overseas help, officers are actually attempting to attach each family to the grid or to solar energy by 2025. That is nearly possible. Rwanda is small and densely populated, if annoyingly hilly, and its authorities is competent. But the projected price is big. Add up the mini-grids, the transmission strains, the brand new energy stations and the credit score strains to sellers of photo voltaic house techniques, and Rwanda’s power plan quantities to $3.1bn over six years. The whole authorities funds this yr is $2.8bn.
    Not surprisingly, individuals take pleasure in having even small quantities of electrical energy. Ms Yandereye, who purchased her lamps from One Acre Fund, a charity, says that her neighbours admire them. She has discovered makes use of for the facility. She makes use of a transportable lamp to get to her native church at evening and one other to mild her hen shed. Two years in the past, her chickens caught a illness. Now that they’ve a lightweight, she will be able to preserve the door closed, which she hopes will defend them.
    But most individuals who stay in poor distant locations are like Ms Yandereye’s neighbours: they want electrical mild and energy however can’t afford it, even with modest subsidies. For necessities, reminiscent of charging a cellphone, they will pay a neighbour or a store. One examine of Rwanda revealed final yr, by Michael Grimm of the College of Passau and others, discovered individuals able to pay between 38% and 55% of the retail value for solar-lighting kits, on common. The researchers’ kits price between $13 and $182 relying on energy ranges and high quality.
    Even small cities in Rwanda have retailers promoting photo voltaic house techniques—however not essentially to poor farmers. Native salesmen for Bboxx and Mobisol, two of the market leaders, report that lots of their prospects are middle-class urbanites already related to the electrical energy grid. Some are shopping for equipment for his or her dad and mom within the villages. Others have grow to be annoyed with flickering mains energy and need a backup.
    A connection to the electrical energy grid is way costlier. As a rule of thumb, it prices not less than $1,000 in a rural space. Teachers on the College of California, Berkeley, have examined Kenyan villagers’ willingness to pay. They supplied a big subsidy, which introduced the worth of a connection right down to $171. Solely 24% of individuals plumped for it.
    If electrical energy and light-weight really reworked individuals’s lives, it’d make sense to supply giant subsidies for photo voltaic techniques and grid connections and even to offer them away. It’d deliver advantages that individuals couldn’t have imagined. Or they could learn about the advantages however be unable to afford the upfront price. However there may be little proof of this. One other examine by Mr Grimm and his colleagues discovered that Rwandans who got photo voltaic lamps responded by lighting their households extra brightly, for extra hours every day. They burned much less kerosene, and their kids studied a bit of extra, particularly at evening. However the adults’ working lives modified hardly in any respect. Photo voltaic lamps seem to not rescue individuals from poverty.
    Nor even does a grid connection. An in depth examine of rural Tanzania, the place America’s Millennium Problem Company constructed energy strains and subsidised connections, discovered little impact on adults’ welfare. Providing low-cost connections reduce the proportion of individuals residing on lower than $2 a day from 93% to 90%—hardly a metamorphosis. Kids’s lives modified, however maybe not in a great way. Those that have been related went from watching virtually no tv to at least one and a half hours a day, and did even much less home tasks than earlier than.
    One other examine, of Bangladesh, discovered that the advantages of grid energy accrue primarily to better-off households. Hussain Samad and Fan Zhang of the World Financial institution estimate that connections enhance the spending of individuals within the prime fifth of the earnings scale by 11%. Folks within the backside fifth see a advantage of 4%.
    A connection to the electrical energy grid typically places the utility firm—and finally the federal government—on the hook. Many newly related households pay little or nothing for his or her energy, both as a result of the facility firm has a progressive tariff, as a result of individuals refuse to pay, or as a result of they faucet transmission strains illegally. An ongoing examine of Bihar in north India by the Worldwide Development Centre (IGC) in London finds that solely 10% of individuals assume it seemingly they are going to be penalised for failing to pay their payments or for an unlawful hookup.
    The passing of the torch
    One oft-cited advantage of connecting an individual to the grid or to photo voltaic power is definitely diminishing. That’s as a result of many individuals who lack electrical energy now not depend on kerosene. One Rwandan girl who’s selecting up her first photo voltaic lamp at a distribution level in Nzaratsi says that she has hitherto used easy torches—simply batteries wired to LEDs. These are extraordinarily low-cost, costing about $0.25, and can be found from village retailers. Folks are inclined to throw the useless batteries of their latrines, which is hardly superb, however is just not as instantly dangerous because the smoke from kerosene lamps.
    Electrification might deliver advantages that financial research miss. Robin Burgess of the IGC argues {that a} short-run examine of households is probably not the precise lens: electrification may largely profit companies, and never directly. Furthermore, nations should deliver energy to their individuals finally. However to spend so much of scarce money doing so now, within the hope that advantages will flip up, hardly appears enlightened.
    Sierra Leone’s HDI value for 2018 is 0.438

    Burundi’s HDI value for 2018 is 0.423

    Ethiopia’s HDI value for 2018 is 0.470

    44.3 %
    Access to electricity (% of population) in Ethiopia was reported at 44.3 % in 2017, according to the World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized sources. Access to electricity is the percentage of population with access to electricity.

    13 percent
    In Sierra Leone, a series of research efforts have revealed that 13 percent of the population has access to electricity; in rural areas, only 1 percent of homes and businesses have access to energy,90 percent of those in rural areas use battery – powered torches

    9.3 %
    Access to electricity (% of population) in Burundi was reported at 9.3 % in 2017, according to the World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized sources. Access to electricity is the percentage of population with access to electricity.

    8.8309 %
    Access to electricity (% of total population) in Chad was reported at 8.8309 % in 2016, according to the World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized sources. Access to electricity is the percentage of population with access to electricity.

    media/electricity-does-not-change-poor-lives-as-much-as-was-thought/

    https://www.economist.com/international/2019/02/09/electricity-does-not-change-poor-lives-as-much-as-was-thought

    Do not believe the hype!

    The naming Great Ethiopian Reneisance Dam holds too much false hope as the name Prosperity gives too much false hope also .
    Ethiopian biggest dam maybe is the correct name,just the words or concepts revival /reneissance being put in the naming makes all foreign parties involved extra concerned ,plus million soldiers will be sent was said by the so called commander in chief recently as if million people really need to be mobilized over this dam , diaspora dollar foreign currency was needed badly so this dam was initially given exaggerated name , besides that it is false hope , electricity is the least of the worries for Ethiopia .

    All this revival talk on Ethiopian side makes the whole world wonder if Ethiopia have plans to cut the water completely , because if not that what is this talk about great reneisance with million soldiers being sent , what for?

    Million soldiers are not in beef with anyone , no need for all that talk.
    Unrealistic expectations had quited down silencing Ethiopians about the ridiculous ethnic constitution that is put in place, many prefer just to annoy the “Amara” who they finally claim to break using Zenawism constitution methods , they claim Amara Menilik had burried Ethiopia for the longest and with this signature dam breaking Amaras legacy Ethiopia will soon get revived from where the country was burried by the Amara “hegemony”. TPLF wants to prove so much that it revived Ethiopia , TPLF’s need to prove revival doesn’t mean million soldiers need to be sent over the simplest things , it is not worth it , looking back at it Badmes war was not worth it also , it is just too much hype for nothing . Hype is not being given where it is needed .

    Misplaced hype is false hope especially in Ethiopia’s context where misplacing hype is being a norm.

    luxorr.media/electricity-does-not-change-poor-lives-as-much-as-was-thought/

    https://www.economist.com/international/2019/02/09/electricity-does-not-change-poor-lives-as-much-as-was-thought

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  4. Zazzu   January 14, 2020 at 12:08 am

    @Baqlava,
    Your hopeless attempts to convince Ethiopia does not need the Ethiopian GRAND RENAISSANCE dam…

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  5. Baqlava   January 14, 2020 at 1:21 am

    THE PROBLEM IS ABIY IS A HYPOCRITE WHOSE ACTIONS ARE SO DIFFERENT THAN WHAT HE PREACHES . THERE IS NO TRANSPARENCY ABOUT WHAT HE DOES, SO SOME FOOLS ARE HAPPY BY WHAT HE SAYS ONLY, WITHOUT KNOWING PM ABIY’S ILWILLED FAILED GOVERNANCE .
    PM ABIY IS READY NOT TO GIVE UP POWER PEACEFULLY , HE IS EVEN TRYING SCARE TACTIC BY ESPECIALLY TELLING ADDIS ABABA PEOPLE WHAT HE DID IN 2005 AND WHAT AHMED ALI DID DURING RED TERROR SO THEY DO NOT VOTE AGAINST HIS PP EPRDF.

    MANY DONOT KNOW ABIY IS SELLING ETHIOPIA’S MILITARY SECRETS TO U.A.E. and OTHER GULF ARAB NATIONS AS HE IS GRAGN AHMED’S JIHAD SUPPORTER.

    PP are just sore losers who are pretending to be ignorant just so they help cover up the premeditated daylight crimes TPLF eprdf is still commiting.

    Liberia’s Human Developmental Index rank (HDI rank) is 0.465, so close to Ethiopia’s Human Developmental Index rank ( HDI rank) which is 0.470 .

    At the same time only 7% of the Liberia’s population got access to electricity while 44.3% of the Ethiopian population currently got access to electricity .

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