Cairo

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 7th, 2014
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A potential candidate for the Egyptian presidency announced that he will order the use of military force against Ethiopia if the latter does not suspend the construction of the Grand Renaissance dam. In announcing his presidential bid at a press conference on Sunday, lawyer Mortada Mansour said that ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Apr 2nd, 2014
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As my colleague Kareem Fahim reports, Egyptian journalists who rushed to the scene of a bombing near the campus of Cairo University on Wednesday captured two subsequent explosions on video. A camera from the news site Youm 7, apparently switched on in the immediate aftermath of the first explosion, w...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 26th, 2014
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By Cam McGrath CAIRO – When Egypt’s then-president Mohamed Morsi said in June 2013 that “all options” including military intervention, were on the table if Ethiopia continued to develop dams on the Nile River, many dismissed it as posturing. But experts claim Cairo is deadly serious about defending i...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 19th, 2014
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By Betre Yacob. Egypt has begun a new diplomatic campaign against the multi billion dollar dam Ethiopia is constructing over the blue Nile, as Ethiopians are preparing to celebrate the 3rd year anniversary of the project. The campaign came after a technical negotiation between the two countries faile...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 7th, 2014
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Egypt’s musical-chairs government faces enough challenges. So why is a construction project almost 1,800 miles from Cairo provoking fears over Egypt’s national survival? Egypt and Ethiopia are butting heads over the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a $4 billion hydroelectric project that ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 10th, 2014
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World Bulletin Egyptian Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel-Muttalib is due in Addis Ababa on Monday for a one-day visit for more talks on Ethiopia’s River Nile multi-billion dollar hydroelectric dam project, which Egypt fears would undermine its water share. In a statement on Monday, the Irrigat...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 10th, 2014
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By UPI Addis Ababa’s plan to build a $4.2 billion, 6,000-megawatt dam on a major tributary of the Nile River that Cairo says will greatly reduce the flow of water that is Egypt’s lifeline. Tension between the two African states rose sharply in January after Ethiopia rejected Egypt’s...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 2nd, 2014
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By James M. Dorsey Multiple conflicts between Egypt’s military-backed government and the country’s foremost soccer clubs that pit militant soccer fans against both Egypt’s autocratic leaders and club managers could force world soccer governing body FIFA to suspend Egypt. The disputes reflect the broa...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 23rd, 2014
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After all attempts to solve the Egyptian-Ethiopian crisis over the Renaissance Dam at the negotiating table ended in failure after a third round of negotiations on Jan. 4, with Egypt withdrawing from the discussions and conferences being held in Khartoum, there is now talk at the governmental level a...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 8th, 2014
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By William Davison, Bloomberg 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...