AFRICANGLOBE – Dozens of Egyptians gathered outside the Ethiopian embassy in Cairo, in protest at the start of the construction of the Renaissance Dam, demanding the expulsion of the Ethiopian ambassador from Egypt.
The demonstrators chanted slogans calling for the expulsion of the Ethiopian ambassador to their country, in protest at the start of the Ethiopian government to build a dam Renaissance, and begun converting the course of the Blue Nile, also chanted slogans demanding the drop “rule wizard” in reference to the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, which represents the ruling regime.
The protestors chanted, “We are the source of the Nile Basin.” “After Ethiopia’s surprising decision, bilateral relations have now been put to the test,” “Any agreement between President Mohamed Morsi’s government and its Ethiopian counterpart will not be recognized, since Morsi has lost all legitimacy before the Egyptian people.”
According to sources, Ethiopian Ambassador to Egypt, Mohammed Drirr, was not in the Embassy compound during the protest. The embassy staff prevented the protesters from burning the Ethiopian flag after one demonstrator attempted to down the flag.
In a sudden press conference late afternoon today, Ethiopian officials say the diversion of Abay to make way for construction of the dam in the river bed doesn’t in any way reduce the amount of water flowing to Egypt.
Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian electric power agency, Mihret Debebe explained those who claim the diversion has negative effect on the water flow of the river into downstream countries don’t have any scientific bases to prove their claim.
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