The irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have met in Cairo for a new round of talks aimed at resolving a dispute over a multibillion-dollar dam being built by the Ethiopian government. The two-day meeting, which got under way on Monday in the Egyptian capital, comes almost a month after the three sides agreed to work towards resolving the issue at a US-brokered meeting in Washington, DC. Addis Ababa contends the project, dubbed the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), is crucial to its economic development and, at its peak, will generate more than 6,000 megawatts of electricity.
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On this Monday (17), the former President Mohamed Morsi passed away, after had a collapse on Court. At the age of 67 years old, Morsi had a long history of health issues, suffering from diabetes, liver and kidney diseases. The former President, leader of Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, was the first President democratically elected in the country in 2012, one year after the Arab Spring that deposed the 30 years rule of Hosni Mubarak.
Mohamed Morsi was facing at least 6 trials and was serving a 20 years prison sentence for the killing of protesters in 2012. The sudden death of the former President raised questions and complainings by the Brotherhood and a portion of the International Community, that urge for a fair investigation. The burial occurred on this Tuesday (18), in eastern Cairo, for family and close friends.
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After three days of voting, ended April 22 the referendum to extend the presidential term of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The president is in power since 2014, after a military coup that overthrew the islamic government of Mohamed Morsi. Sisi was formally elected in 2018 and his presidential term ends in 2022, but the parliament approved a constitutional reform in April 16 that extends his term to 2024 and permits reelection. Sisi could stay in power until 2030.
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