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Risk Of War As New Nile Treaty Delays

AFRICANGLOBE - Countries that share the Nile waters on Monday warned that the region could go to war unless a new treaty on the use of the Nile waters is drawn up. Nile Basin countries have increased pressure on Egypt to get back to the negotiating table for discussions on how the waters of the world’s longest river can be used.

Situation Won’t Escalate Into War If Dam Talks Collapse – Ethiopian...

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD) has accomplished 40 per cent of the building process, Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome said Friday, adding that the first phase will be complete next June producing 700 megawatts.

Nile Basin Tension Mounts As Waters Decline

AFRICANGLOBE - As water supplies get tighter, conflicts will inevitably emerge. Not only could it get worse, but it will get worse. On Wednesday, the water and irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan meeting in Khartoum reached an agreement to create a committee of experts to study the impact of the Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam again. The committee will be supervised by an international consultancy firm.

Nile Dispute: Wise Societies Surely Know How To Share

AFRICANGLOBE - Having spent the past couple of months on diplomatic efforts against the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and failing, Egyptian authorities are now pointing accusatory finger(s) at Ethiopia for not responding to their calls for new negotiations.

Ethiopia: Debate Over The Nile

AFRICANGLOBE - The third-year anniversary of the inauguration of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will be colorfully celebrated throughout the nation. Starting from its inception, the Nile dam project has been drawing the attention of millions of Ethiopians locally and across the globe.

Africa Is Resource-Rich But People Stay Poor’

AFRICANGLOBE - In many resource-rich countries the higher export prices often only benefited foreign-owned oil and mining companies and small economic and political elites. These groups benefited at the expense of the public.

How Regional Power Shift Has Worked Against Egypt’s Bid to Control...

AFRICANGLOBE - In June 1980, Addis Ababa threatened to block the flow of the Blue Nile, following an attempt by the then Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to divert Nile waters to the Sinai desert. This created tension between the two nations which almost degenerated into a full-scale war.

Water War or Water Diplomacy? Which Way?

AFRICANGLOBE - The consequences of any military action by Egypt against Ethiopia will be very severe for Egypt at least for one reason - its action will provoke public anger in Ethiopia and may compel the government and the people of Ethiopia to take more radical action even to the extent of stopping the flow of the Nile river.

Egypt-Ethiopia Nile Water Dispute Escalates After Threatening Remarks

AFRICANGLOBE - A battle over water has turned into a war of colorful rhetoric between Ethiopia and Egypt over the flow of the Nile, which begins in the African highlands but keeps Egypt from being swallowed entirely by desert.

Egypt Is Prepared To Bomb All Of Ethiopia’s Nile Dams

AFRICANGLOBE - In 2010 Egypt discussed taking military action in cooperation with Sudan against Ethiopia's Nile dams to protect their stake in the Nile River, according to internal emails from the U.S. private-security firm Stratfor.