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By William Davison, March 19, 2015 - (Bloomberg) -- Ethiopia’s government plans to start generating electricity from its largest hydropower plant, Gibe III, in the second half of the year if annual rains sufficiently fill its reservoir, Water and Energy Minister Alemayehu Tegenu said.

A picture taken on May 28, 2013 shows the Blue Nile in Guba, Ethiopia (AFP File Photo)

Aya Nader, March 18, 2015 - A deal between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia is to be sealed on 23 March.

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi held a meeting Tuesday to review the results of the High Committee on the Nile water discussions with Ethiopia and Sudan.

A Sudanese refugee with her child on one of the buses that moved volunteers from the flood-prone Leitchuor and Nip Nip refugee camps in western Ethiopia. © UNHCR/S.Momodu

GAMBELLA, Ethiopia, March 17 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency this week began relocating more than 50,000 South Sudanese refugees from flood-prone areas of western Ethiopia ahead of the start of the rainy season in late April.

Addis Standard, 16 March 2015 - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) -Tanzania announced the returning to home of 71 Ethiopian immigrants. The voluntary repatriation was facilitated together with the Tanzanian Immigration Department.

The immigrants were detained in Iringa, Ubena and Morogoro prisons for entering Tanzania illegally. Some of them have stayed in the country for more than two years.