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Egypt angling to exert pressure on Ethiopia regarding Nile water share. Is Cairo capitalising on country’s internal difficulties?

7 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

by Asharq Al-Awsat

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi hoped on Tuesday that Nile dam project with Ethiopia will not exploited for political purposes.

He told reporters that he has seen “positive signs” from Ethiopia’s government in this regard.


In June, Abiy and El-Sisi signaled that they had made a breakthrough during talks in Cairo after an extended deadlock on the issue. The Egyptian president said at the time that the two countries have come a long way in building confidence and strengthening bilateral cooperation.

Abiy said at the time that his country was committed to securing Egypt’s share of Nile water.

Ahram Online

August 26, 2018

He added that Cairo wants “formal agreements” that Ethiopia will not reduce Egypt’s share of the Nile during the filling of what will be Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam.

“We need to turn Ethiopia’s goodwill into formal agreements,” he stressed.



“The waters of Egypt is not a subject for talk, and I assure you, no one can touch Egypt’s water,”

Egypt Independent , Nov. 18, 2017

Egypt fears the $4.8 billion dam could reduce its share of the Nile River, which provides virtually all its freshwater. Ethiopia says it needs the dam for its economic development.

The two have been at odds over how quickly the reservoir behind the dam will be filled and the impact it would have on Egypt’s share of the Nile.



Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam is a big challenge to Egypt’s aggressive stance over the Nile


The Khartoum Declaration on GERD & the 1997 UN Convention on the Law of Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses

1 Apr

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The setting

Since the March 23, 2015 understanding between Ethiopia, Egypt and the Sudan, a lot of capable Ethiopians have kindly shared their insights and interpretation of the deal and concerns too. Notwithstanding that, however, the TPLF regime has persisted in its determination to withhold all and any information about the agreement it has entered into with these two neighbors and riparian states of the Nile Basin.
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Egypt’s president lays his nation’s defiant claim to undisturbed right of use of the Nile waters to repeated applauses in Ethiopia’s parliament

26 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    It became another unexpected embarrassing day for the TPLF regime in Ethiopia’s parliament, which has witnessed so many shameful activities in the past two decades, as Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi told Ethiopian parliamentarians no one “should ever feel secure about his future without the other, or to build his welfare at the expense of his brother” to repeated applauses!

    Mr Sisi pointed out that Egypt “also has a right to development…the Nile “remains (our) sole source of water”.


ADDIS ABABA (AP) Ethiopia — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el- Sissi on Wednesday urged Ethiopia’s leaders to put aside “centuries of mistrust” and cooperate on sharing Nile River waters as Ethiopia presses ahead with the construction of a massive new dam.
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GERD: Is Egypt raising the ante to get more water aiming to benefit from limits imposed on Ethiopia by its politics & diplomacy?

19 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)


President el-Sisi – what and how from Ethiopia now?

News about the planned jetting into Addis Abeba of Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi on Monday March 23, 2015 has awakened renewed interests in Ethiopia-Egypt relations. Prominently coming into international gaze more particularly is the long-standing and tortured negotiations between the two countries over the controversial construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile. Underlying this are water use issues, as part of the broader Nile Question that this month foreign ministers from the three countries had presumed to have crossed their Rubicon, when they ecstatically announced about achieving the historic milestone and thus initial settlement.
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