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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Power For Ethiopia, Disaster For Egypt?

AFRICANGLOBE - The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is an integral part of the Ethiopian economic and political development strategy. It is hoped that it will provide much needed electricity for industrial development and give the country greater control over the flow of the Nile. Despite Cairo’s concerns regarding the dam, water flow in the Nile River is likely to become increasingly erratic and Egypt will become increasingly reliant on overseas food markets regardless of the GERD.

Ethiopia’s Battle With Egypt Over The Nile Has Just Begun

AFRICANGLOBE - Africa’s longest river, the Nile runs through 11 countries. One of them is Ethiopia which contributes about 85% of the Nile water flowing to Sudan and Egypt. The 11 nations are hoping that the massive Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is currently under construction, will open up many new opportunities from electric power supply to reducing evaporation losses.

Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam A Big Challenge To Egypt’s Aggressive Nile Stance

AFRICANGLOBE - The threat to use force to defend Egypt’s right to water from the Nile has been a common theme through successive governments. Egypt needs to stop issuing threats and turn its attention to normal bargaining processes as the first step towards equitable and reasonable sharing for all the riparian states.

Egypt, France Begin War Games In Red Sea

AFRICANGLOBE - Egypt and France began a joint military drill in the Red Sea on Sunday, according to the Egyptian military. In a statement, the army said naval forces from both countries carried out a naval training in the Red Sea with the participation of a French warship and a number of Egyptian navy vessels. 

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan Discuss Renaissance Dam

AFRICANGLOBE - Water ministers of Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan met on Tuesday in capital Addis Ababa to discuss a report on a multi-billion dollar dam project on the Nile. In May, leaders of the three countries agreed to conduct an independent study with a team of experts in order to dispel worries on water flow of the $4.8 billion hydroelectric dams.

Nile Basin Countries Using Diplomacy To Calm Tensions Over Ethiopian Dam

AFRICANGLOBE - Five Nile Basin countries have moved to build bridges following an imminent falling out over the use of the Nile waters. The issue surfaced last October when former director general of external security of Uganda David Pulkol wrote in a report that Egypt had allegedly teamed up with Juba and Kampala to stop the construction of Ethiopia’s $4.7 billion Grand Renaissance Dam by any means.

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".

Uganda, Egypt Strike Deal On River Nile

AFRICANGLOBE — President Museveni and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi yesterday agreed on the plan to make Nile river a transportation highway to the Mediterranean Sea to reduce import-export costs.

How Ethiopia Outflanked Egypt And Sudan On The Nile Dam

AFRICANGLOBE - For many years Ethiopia wanted to build a big dam on the River Nile. The country, once a poster-boy for famine and poverty in the 1980s, had been quietly working on transforming its economy from one based on subsistence agriculture to one that manufactures things. To manufacture stuff you need cheap electricity. Ethiopia did not have enough of it. But to build a big dam on the Blue Nile, which supplies most of the water that flows on to Sudan and Egypt, meant facing obstacles and opposition from the two downstream countries. What followed is something truly remarkable.

Egypt Breaks Up ‘Organ Trafficking Ring’

AFRICANGLOBE - Egyptian authorities have arrested doctors, nurses and professors suspected of being involved in an international organ trafficking ring. The arrests of at least 25 people on Tuesday also included organ buyers and middlemen, the country's Administrative Control Authority said.

Civil Disobedience In Sudan And The Nubian Struggle

AFRICANGLOBE - The governments of Sudan and Egypt are executing a well thought out plan of ethnic cleansing and forced displacement of Nubians. Nubian land is being sold to foreign investors, going against the international laws that call for the protection of indigenous people. The Nubians need the support of the rest of the citizens of Sudan and Egypt and the international community. History is repeating itself.

Egypt Still Secretly Working To Stop Ethiopia’s Nile Dam

AFRICANGLOBE - Many political analysts argue that Egypt, much like the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, have a hidden agenda to destabilizing Ethiopia (the biggest power in the Horn), Islamize, then take control of the geopolitical and economic advantages of regional ports, as the region is strategically located close to three major continents (Middle East, Europe and Northern America). However, the emergence of a stronger Ethiopia in the Horn region has put a dent in that aspiration. After all, if the objective is to conquer the region, then the most important power of that region must be weakened and destabilized.

Nubians Want To Recover Their Homeland

AFRICANGLOBE - Last weekend in Egypt’s south, Nubians launched an unprecedented challenge to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government by marching in protest to their historic homeland, more than 50 years after they were forcibly displaced by the state. The action was part of a new youth and activist-led movement that has been brewing since the 2011 Egyptian revolution.

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: A Game-Changer For Nile Hydro-Politics

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia, contributing around 86% of the Nile water, has failed to make any use of its own resource. Now, in a major shift of emphasis and action, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is promoting justice for Ethiopia, and for all other users of the river.

Egypt Using Protesters To Destabilize Ethiopia

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia said Monday that "foreign enemies" like Egypt were behind an unprecedented wave of protests that has prompted the government to declare a six-month state of emergency. Ethiopia's government is facing the biggest challenge of its 25 years in power, with anti-government protests spreading.

Egyptian MP Says Women Must Accept Genital Mutilation Due To Country’s...

AFRICANGLOBE - Egyptian member of parliament Elhamy Agina has encouraged women to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) to “reduce their sexual desires” to match that of Egypt’s “sexually weak” men, Parlmany reported.
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