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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.

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.

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 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.

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Treaty Signed

AFRICANGLOBE - A tri-partite treaty agreement between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt has been signed in Khartoum for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, sparking the launch of a water resources modeling study and a hydropower simulation assessment.

Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Now 54% Complete

AFRICANGLOBE - 54 percent of the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is completed, The government has given top priority to the project, which would be an engine for the industrialization of the country. A collaborative project of the public and the government, the dam is of immense use to the growth of the economy,

Egypt, Sudan And Ethiopia Sign Agreement On Nile Dam Study

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have signed a deal with two French consultancy firms to study the anticipated impact of a massive hydroelectric dam -- currently being built on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile River -- on downstream states. The $4.2-billion dam -- expected to generate up to 6,000 megawatts of power -- is currently under construction on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile near the Sudanese border.

The Renaissance Dam In Ethiopia And A Similar Turkish Case

AFRICANGLOBE - “Egypt is the gift of the Nile,” says Herodotus. Egypt could have been part of the desert without the Nile. The same thing can be applied on the Tigris and Euphrates. These two rivers were responsible for the making of the alluvial plain and the fertile soil in Iraq. It is also a historical fact that Egypt and Iraq were some of the first people who practiced agriculture, and the first populations that resided in settlements as well.

Israel To Support Ethiopia In Developing Water Resources: Netanyahu

AFRICANGLOBE - Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel will support Ethiopia to develop its water resources by enhancing its agriculture systems. During his brief speech in front of the Ethiopian parliament, Netanyahu said: “Ethiopia is moving in the right direction, and we will support it by enforcing its development projects.”

Egypt Wants Israel To Help Stop Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam

AFRICANGLOBE - Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is reported to have asked the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to intervene and help solve his country’s dispute with Ethiopia over the Renaissance Dam.

Egypt The Bad Bully Rejects Ethiopia Dam Storage Capacity

AFRICANGLOBE - Egypt has objected to the storage capacity of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam, currently under construction, which it claims will negatively affect its Nile "water share".

Africa And Belgium Generate The Same Amount Of Electricity – But...

AFRICANGLOBE - The statistics of the African Development Bank are terrifying: Africa’s total installed power generation capacity is 147 gigawatts. That’s about the same amount as Belgium’s total capacity, and the equivalent of what China installs every 12 to 24 months.
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