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Sudanese President Accuses Egypt Of Backing Opponents

AFRICANGLOBE - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir accused the Egyptian government of harbouring and backing Sudanese opposition figures fighting his troops, in remarks broadcast on Sunday. In his first such accusation against Cairo, Bashir said in an interview broadcast by Al-Arabiya that Sudanese opposition figures were "backed by Egyptian intelligence services".

Ethiopia Gears Up For Water ‘Super Power’ Status

AFRICANGLOBE - The construction of a massive hydroelectric power dam along the Nile River is setting Ethiopia on a route to rapid industrialisation and the Ethiopian society is talking tough against grand opposition to the dam.

Egypt Offers Troops To South Sudan – Is It A Proxy...

AFRICANGLOBE - The historical attempt of Egyptians to invade Ethiopia in order to control the Blue Nile never showed applauded rest, and no leader of Egypt who led a war against Ethiopia in the past has lived to tell the history. It always ended in a paradoxical myth.

African Union Sets April Deadline For Sudan-Rebel Peace Deal

AFRICANGLOBE - Violence has returned in the Darfur region of Sudan years after the world's attention was drawn by the genocide that took place against Africans by the Janjaweed Arab militia backed by the Khartoum government. The Darfur troubles began when mainly African tribes took up arms in 2003 against the Arab-led government in Khartoum, which they accused of discrimination and marginalisation.

Africa’s Next Oil Frontier – Ethiopia?

AFRICANGLOBE - Sitting athwart the headwaters of the Blue Nile, Ethiopia has long seen its energy future in its hydropower potential, being able to export electricity to neighboring countries. That picture may be about to be somewhat altered however. British oil firm New Age (African Global Energy) Ltd works a concession in Ethiopia’s southeastern Ogaden basin blocs 7-8 and its Adigala lease with its Canadian oil firm partner Africa Oil.

Ethiopia Rejects Egypt Proposal On Nile As Dam Talks Falter

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia rejected a proposal that would guarantee Egypt the rights to most of the Nile River’s water, as disagreements cast doubt over future talks about Africa’s biggest hydropower project. The 6,000-megawatt Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile River, set to be completed in 2017, has raised concern in Cairo that it will reduce the flow of the Nile, which provides almost all of Egypt’s water. The Blue Nile is the main tributary of the Nile.

‘Secret Talks’ On Nile Waters Spark Debate

AFRICANGLOBE - Some Nile Basin countries are concerned that they have been kept in the dark on the tripartite negotiations involving Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over the use of the Nile waters. The talks were prompted by the decision by Ethiopia to construct the Grand Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile, but concerned countries say they are being conducted behind the scenes.

Ethiopia Captures the Blue Nile

AFRICANGLOBE - In addition to Egypt’s latest political turmoil, its government is extremely worried about Ethiopia’s newest dam on the headwaters of the Blue Nile. The Blue Nile is the leading source of water for the north-flowing Nile. Fears in Egypt and the Sudan are that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will radically reduce the Nile’s flow.

The Dirty Hand of Qatar in Sudan’s Conflicts

The question is how ill-informed and self-interested the world community can get. Are they so entranced by Qatar's message that they have failed to notice the fact that the Emirate is speaking out of both sides of its mouth? Do they really think that once they've bought into Qatar's influence over the Muslim Brotherhood, that it will end there?

Egypt: Threats Over Nile Waters Backfire As Promise of War Not...

AFRICANGLOBE - Egypt's threats towards Ethiopia and its Grand Renaissance dam project on the Blue Nile seem to be backfiring on all sides. On 3rd June, Morsi, beset by growing internal problems, had a clever idea. His government would drum up an external threat, and call for internal unity.

Egyptian President Morsi Raises Concern in Diplomatic Row With Ethiopia

AFRICANGLOBE - Several African states have rejected statements made by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi which have challenged the right of Ethiopia to utilize water from the Blue Nile in order to construct a hydro-electric dam.

Ethiopia: Of Egypt, Gratuitous Contempt and National Identity

The proverbial camel allowed to shelter only its nose eventually takes over the entire tent!! The Arabs in Egypt are surely behaving like the proverbial camel. May be the camel ought to be kept out at a distance until those already in the tent have secured enough space for themselves!!

New Evidence of Scorched Earth Tactics Against Civilians in Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - New satellite imagery and eyewitness testimonies from rebel-held areas in Sudan's Blue Nile State show that Sudanese military forces have resorted to brutal scorched earth tactics to drive out the civilian population, Amnesty International said in a report published today.

Ethiopia Diverts Blue Nile for Massive $4.7 bln Hydro Dam

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia began diverting a stretch of the Blue Nile on Tuesday to make way for a $4.7 billion hydroelectric dam that is worrying downstream countries dependent on the world's longest river for water.

Rumors of War On the Nile: A Critical View of Ethiopia

AFRICANGLOBE - Late last month, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid Bin Sultan fired a shot across the bow from the Arab Water Council in Cairo to let the regime in Ethiopia know that his country takes a dim view of the "Grand Renaissance Dam" under “construction” on the Blue Nile (Abbay) a few miles from Sudan’s eastern border.

UN Seeks Donor Funds for Refugee Crisis In Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - The United Nations and its aid partners in Sudan need almost $1-billion to help victims of the Darfur conflict and wars in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, officials said on Wednesday, as funding becomes harder to obtain for the country's long-running crises.