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Referendum over, Cairo says time to give closer look to Nile water problem with Ethiopia

18 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
By Ayah Aman, Al-Monitor

Technical negotiations among water ministers from Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have reached a dead end after all parties refused the proposals set forth to solve the crisis that revolves around the repercussions Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam have on Egypt’s water security. These repercussions were discussed during three rounds of negotiations in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.
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Will Ethiopia’s ‘grand’ new dam steal Nile waters from Egypt?

25 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

by William Davison, Christian Science Monitor

Africa’s largest hydropower project, a new 6,000-megawatt dam on the Blue Nile, has sparked a row between Egypt and Ethiopia. But it could increase the overall water flow in the Nile.

Egypt is newly worried about a huge Ethiopian dam now under construction on the Nile’s main tributary – a concern that reflects arid Egypt’s overwhelming reliance on the world’s longest river.
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Partnership in development: The pillar of Egypt-Ethiopia relations

6 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

by Essam El Haddad – June 3, 2013
(Assistant to President Mohamed Morsi on Foreign Relations and External Cooperation)

If the strategic vision of Egyptian foreign policy gives priority to the African dimension, Egyptian-Ethiopian relations are at the heart of this dimension.

Ethiopia is a significant and influential country in the African continent and among its emerging economies. It is also an essential actor in the Horn of Africa region, which continues to witness political, economic and social dynamics that indirectly influence Egypt’s national security.
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Military action against Ethiopia’s dam requires ‘Egyptian people’s support’ – Brotherhood

6 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Head of Muslim Brotherhood’s political party stresses Egypt’s right to defend its ‘historical right’ to Nile water ‘by any means necessary’

The head of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Mohamed El-Katatni told Al-Ahram’s Arabic-language news website on Wednesday that a military response to Ethiopia’s Nile dam project “cannot be taken without the consent and support of the Egyptian people.”
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