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Ethiopia & Egypt agree to continue consultations at political, technical levels on impact of Blue Nile Dam

18 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Joint press statement by Ethiopian and Egyptian foreign ministers

Joint PRESS Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mohamed Kamel Amr and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Jun 18, 2013)

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mohamed Kamel Amr and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus met in Addis Ababa on Tuesday 18 June 2013.
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NILE TALKS UPDATE 2: Ministers still talking; media blamed for negative public opinion; Ethiopians to be briefed at talks end;

17 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Contrary to AP reports, Egypt and Ethiopia foreign minister talks ongoing and ‘taking place in a positive atmosphere’

Talks between the Egyptian foreign minister and his Ethiopian counterpart are still ongoing, and a joint press conference held by the two will go on as scheduled, Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Badr Abd-Elaty announced.
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Egypt’s Nile Threats Weaken Case to Secure Water: Shinn

17 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

by William Davison & Salma El Wardany

Egypt must drop its objection to an Ethiopian dam on the main tributary of the Nile River or it may struggle to ensure adequate supplies from the world’s longest waterway, former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia David Shinn said.
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NILE TALKS UPDATE: Egyptian FM says Egypt agrees to solve dam dispute with Ethiopia

17 Jun

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

The Ethiopian people eagerly await to learn of the outcome of the talks between Ethiopia and Egypt that is taking place today at the level of the foreign ministers of the two countries. What we have heard so far was the decision by the two to skip the joint press conference, which the international media has interpreted as sign that the talks had not gone well.
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Egypt’s ‘dam stupid’ threats to Ethiopia

15 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

by Finlan Cunningham

Egypt claims that construction of the dam in Ethiopia will cause grave detriment to its supply of fresh water and spell ruin to its economy.

Most of Egypt’s 85 million people live on the banks of the Nile and the country relies on the river for over 95 per cent of its fresh water supply. For millennia, Egyptian civilization has depended on the bountiful Nile – the world’s longest river, stretching more than 6,500 kilometers from its source in Central Africa to its outlet in the Mediterranean Sea, just north of Egypt’s capital, Cairo.
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Why a ‘water war’ over the Nile River won’t happen

15 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

by Harry Verhoeven*

s northeastern Africa heading for a bloody “water war” between its two most important countries, Egypt and Ethiopia? Judging by the rhetoric of the past two weeks, one could be forgiven for thinking so.

Ethiopia’s plans to build a multibillion dollar dam on the Nile River spurred Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi – whose country lies downstream from Ethiopia – to vow to protect Egypt’s water security at all costs. “As president of the republic, I confirm to you that all options are open,” he said on Monday. “If Egypt is the Nile’s gift, then the Nile is a gift to Egypt… If it diminishes by one drop, then our blood is the alternative.”
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Egypt army says premature to threaten Ethiopia with war

14 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Egypt army spokespersonEgyptian armed forces spokesperson Ahmed Mohamed Ali said Thursday that it is too early to talk about military action against Ethiopia over the Grand Renaissance Dam dispute.

Egypt has other political, economic and social means with which to tackle the matter, Ali stated, adding “military action is usually a last resort.”
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Egypt opposition rejects President Morsi’s call for ‘national reconciliation’

12 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopian Observatory

Leading opposition figures dismiss President Morsi’s appeal on Monday for ‘national reconciliation,’ saying invitation is too little, too late

Leading opposition activist Ahmed Bahaa El-Din Shaaban on Tuesday rejected fresh calls by President Mohamed Morsi for “national reconciliation,” voicing hope that Egypt’s broad political opposition would adopt a “collective stance” against the president’s appeal.
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