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Ethiopian Ambassador to Russia has criticized the appeal of Egypt to the UN because of the dam

The Ambassador of Ethiopia in Russia, Alemayehu Tegegn believes that Egypt had no need to go to the UN security Council on the dam "Renaissance".

Egypt has not officially appealed to the UN Security Council to intervene in the negotiations on the construction of the dam to avoid unilateral steps on the part of Addis Ababa. Cairo said that he had taken such a step because of the "stalled" negotiations in connection with the "not positive" position of Ethiopia and the lack of "political desires".

Lavrov praised the talks Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia on the dam

Moscow welcomes the resumption of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia in negotiations to reach an agreement on the construction of the Ethiopian dam "Revival", said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

"Now is encouraging that the parties have again agreed to speed up contacts between the relevant Ministers," Lavrov said after talks with the foreign Ministers of the Troika of the African Union (DRC, Egypt, South Africa) format video.

In Ethiopia the number of people killed during protests over the death of the singer has reached 239

The number of people killed during protests in Ethiopia after the country's capital Addis Ababa, was killed popular singer Chacala Hundessa increased to 239, according to Agence France-Presse, citing local police.

Earlier it was reported about 166 victims.

International experts assessed the voting on the amendments to Moscow

International experts from France, Ethiopia and Afghanistan, to carry out observation of voting for amendments to the Constitution in Moscow, stated that this procedure conforms to the standards and adhered to strict sanitary measures.

Voting on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation took place from 25 June to 1 July. After processing 100% of protocols, the total turnout of voters amounted to 67,97%. For acceptance of amendments have voted 77,92% (almost 58 million Russians), against of 21.27% (about 16 million). They entered into force on 4 July.

The Russians were not injured during the riots in Ethiopia

The Russians were not injured during the riots after the assassination of the singer in Ethiopia, said the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

At least 81 people were killed during protests in Oromia in Ethiopia after the capital Addis Ababa, was killed popular singer Chacala Hundessa. Famous for its political songs, Hundessa perceived as the mouthpiece of the people of Oromo in the years of anti-government protests that brought to power Prime Minister Abe Ahmed Ali in 2018. On Monday night, the singer was shot.

UN Secretary-General requests the parties in Ethiopia not to escalate tensions

UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres calls on the parties in Ethiopia, where riots broke out after the murder of a famous singer, to refrain from actions that would lead to the aggravation of the situation, told reporters the official representative of the Secretary General Stefan Dujarric.

At least 81 people were killed during protests in Oromia in Ethiopia after the capital Addis Ababa, was killed popular singer Chacala Hundessa. Famous for its political songs, Hundessa perceived as the mouthpiece of the people of Oromo in the years of anti-government protests that brought to power Prime Minister Abe Ahmed Ali in 2018. On Monday night, the singer was shot.

Experts appreciated the organization of voting on amendments to the Constitution

The experience of Russia in holding a vote during a pandemic can be used in other countries, said international experts at a press conference organized by MIA "Russia today".

Voting on amendments to the Constitution took place in Russia from 25 June to 1 July, according to the results of processing 100% of protocols for the adoption of amendments voted 77,92% of Russians against - of 21.27%. The turnout, according to the information center of the CEC data, amounted to 67,97%.

In the Ethiopian capital, three explosions rocked

Three explosions rocked Tuesday the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa during the protests that erupted after the death of the popular singer, there are dead and injured, reports Reuters with reference to police Commissioner.

Earlier it was reported that the number of victims of the protests after the murder of singer in Ethiopia rose to 8 and injuring 80 people. The protests erupted after the shot was an outstanding singer, the largest ethnic group in the country.

Egypt urged the UN security Council to force Ethiopia to temporarily not fill a hydroelectric dam

Egypt urged the UN Security Council to force Ethiopia to abandon the filling of the dam HPP "Revival" to resolve contentious issues, said Monday the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic Sameh shoukry.

On Monday, the UN Security Council held a meeting in videoconference devoted to the construction of Ethiopia's hydroelectric power station "Renaissance". Downstream Egypt is concerned that the filling of the dam " will lead to drought in the country. The initiator of the virtual meeting of the UN security Council was Cairo.

The Egyptian President also urged to anticipate the challenges the country's stability

The national security of Egypt is not limited to the political boundaries of the country, extending to everything that could adversely affect its historical rights, said Monday the head of this Arab Republic Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said earlier about the possibility of military aid to Libyans.

"National security of Egypt is not limited to political borders of Egypt, and extends to all points which can adversely affect the historical rights of Egypt," - said the Egyptian President during his speech.

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