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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.

Preparing For War: Egypt Looking To Buy More Apache Helicopters

AFRICANGLOBE - Egypt has requested the sale of ten Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters at an estimated cost of $1 billion. The possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) was approved by the US State Department on 27 November, with the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivering the required certification notifying Congress of the possible sale.

Egypt And Ethiopia To Hold Talks Over Nile Dam

AFRICANGLOBE - Egypt said on Sunday it would hold talks with Ethiopia in the next two weeks to iron out differences over an Ethiopian dam on the River Nile that Cairo sees as a threat to its water supplies.

Sudan Struggles To Halt Economic Crisis As Cash Runs Out

AFRICANGLOBE - Many cash machines in the Sudanese capital have run out of banknotes as the government scrambles to prevent economic collapse with a sharp devaluation and emergency austerity measures.

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.

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.
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