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Seems certain Nile solution has evaded Ethiopian & Egyptian water ministers

12 Feb

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

When Egypt’s Constitutional Committee Chairman Amr Moussa spoke to the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper barely two weeks ago, Egypt Independent rightly saw in the person the power to predict things in the new and chaotic Egypt.
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The Nile Question entails new “Tough talk” from Egypt – PART II

25 Nov

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

The stunning anger, raw emotions & hatred in some Egyptian experts

As an expert in water resources and soil, Prof. Nader Noureddine of Cairo University has shared some of his ideas and recommendations with a little over three-page article how Ethiopia’s Blue Nile Dam could be undone in its present form, without deploying any weapons. His article appeared on the November 20, 2013 issue of Al-Ahram Weekly, Egypt’s state-owned newspaper – with the title “Tough talk”.
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The Nile Question entails new “Tough talk” from Egypt – PART I

25 Nov

Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam under construction.

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

The rising temperature and the setting

Tension between Ethiopia and Egypt has been picking up in recent weeks. This in particular follows the end of the tripartite encounter in Khartoum in early November, where they traded accusations at the water ministers’ meeting, which continued in press conferences in both capitals, blaming one another for the lack of progress.
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Triumph & tragedy: Egypt’s perspective of Ethiopia’s quest for power on transboundary rivers

10 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

by Hdeel Abdelhady*

The world’s most reported river is making the news again. Egypt and Ethiopia are locked in a high-stakes dispute over the latter’s construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
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Committee on impact of Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam to meet Morsi

2 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

The final report of a committee assessing the impact of Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam will be discussed with Egypt’s president, foreign minister and irrigation minister Sunday

Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi will meet Sunday to discuss their final report the tripartite committee that has been studying the impact of Ethiopia’s proposed Renaissance Dam.
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Morsi underlines ‘agreement’ with Ethiopia over controversial dam

26 May

MENA, via Ahram Online – Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Speaking on a number of issues at the AU summit, President Morsi batted away concerns about the Ethiopian Nile dam project

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said on Saturday that he had made an agreement with Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn that both countries’ interests would be addressed during the building of the ‘Renaissance Dam’ in Ethiopia, which many some experts argue will reduce Egypt’s share of the Nile’s potable water.
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