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Jul 14th, 2014
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By Ann M. Lesch Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, anointed president by 97 percent of the voters in May 2014, addresses Egyptians as their elder brother, insisting on correcting their wayward behavior. He’ll make sure that they get up at 5 a.m. so they can work hard and he’ll ensure that they adhere to ‘correct’...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 3rd, 2014
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Ethiopia has received an official letter from Egypt suggesting the resumption of negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over the Renaissance Dam, a senior Ethiopian official has said. Turkish news agency Anadolu quoted the director of the Ethiopian department of trans-border rivers, Faqih Ahm...
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Apr 29th, 2014
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by Walter Russell Dam the Neighbors On the sandy floor of the Ethiopia’s Guba valley, a few miles from its border with Sudan, dreams are coming true. In this sparsely-populated area, an Italian firm backed by the Ethiopian government is building the Grand Renaissance Dam. It will be the largest hydro...
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Apr 23rd, 2014
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By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s bold decision to pay for a huge dam itself has overturned generations of Egyptian control over the Nile’s waters, and may help transform one of the world’s poorest countries into a regional hydropower hub. By spurning an offer...
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Apr 21st, 2014
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Ahmed El-Sayed Al-Naggar, ahramonline Ethiopia’s ‘logic’ behind the construction of the Renaissance Dam is shocking, perhaps even more so than the issue of the dam itself. Addis Ababa is either unaware of such a thing as international law, in place to regulate water relations among countr...
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...
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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...
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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 ...