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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Oct 7th, 2013
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Anonymous The current political crisis in Egypt holds important lessons for Ethiopians. It is often said that democracy is not just about elections. Democracy means that people have to agree to live together and by certain rules, as described in a constitution, for example. In order to come to such a...
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In Egypt
Aug 25th, 2013
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(Reuters) – Three leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and the movement's former arch-foe Hosni Mubarak faced separate trials on Sunday on similar charges of involvement in the killing of protesters. With Egypt now under an army-installed government after last month's overthrow ...
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Aug 19th, 2013
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(Reuters) – Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian president overthrown in an uprising in 2011, will be released from jail soon after a prosecutor cleared him in a corruption case, his lawyer and a judicial source said on Monday. Mubarak, 85, was arrested after he was ousted. In scenes that mesmeri...
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In Egypt
Aug 18th, 2013
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By Ahmed A. Namatalla Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood called for protests today in front of Cairo’s Supreme Constitutional Court following the storming of a landmark mosque by the country’s military-backed government. Egyptian police arrested 385 protesters inside the al-Fath mosque in Ramsis square yeste...
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Aug 16th, 2013
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A bloody confrontation on the streets of Cairo is a damaging development, and could be a precursor of worse to come   THE Egyptian army’s action on August 14th was not unexpected. Nor was it unlooked for by those who bore its brunt, the supporters of ousted President Muhammad Morsi. But it was s...