Egypt

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 16th, 2014
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Ethiopian officials say that attackers fired on a public bus in the country’s west, killing nine people and wounding seven. Redwan Hussein, a government spokesman, said Wednesday that the attack took place in the Banishangul Gumuz region, an area that has an increased security presence to prote...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 15th, 2014
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By Biruk Mekonnen, Addis Fortune The recent media hype regarding military cooperation between South Sudan and Egypt has grabbed the attention of those who closely follow developments in the region. This is mainly because of the central role South Sudan is playing in the regional peace and security an...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 15th, 2014
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International River Network (IRN): “GERD Panel of Experts Report: Big Questions Remain” Response by GERD National Panel of Experts For so many years now the IRN, International River Network, this self-appointed “guardian” of all rivers of the world, has been leaving no stone u...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 13th, 2014
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The National Panel of Experts linked to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has slammed the International Rivers Network (IRN) for criticising the Renaissance Dam project, accusing the body of being biased and supporting Egypt against the dam. The panel accused, in a statement issued Thursday,...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 12th, 2014
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Eritrean refugees face human trafficking, exploitation, and hostility throughout North Africa and the Sahel. By Dan Connell Hundreds of thousands of Eritreans have fled a repressive dictatorship since 2001. Their small northeast African country, which has a population 4-5 million and was once touted ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 9th, 2014
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Presidential hopeful Mansour ‘will declare war on Ethiopia,’ ban alcohol, social media. In a private TV interview, well known lawyer Mortada Mansour shared on Monday his views and plans about the future of Egypt, if he were to become its president. Hopeful presidential candidate Mortada Mansour said ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 8th, 2014
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The Ethiopian government will consolidate diplomatic efforts to create awareness among downstream countries — Sudan and Egypt — that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) it is constructing will benefit all downstream countries. The dam is on a stretch of the Blue Nile that runs thro...
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
In East Africa
Apr 2nd, 2014
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Addis Ababa,  – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia has called on Egypt to refrain from its ongoing campaign against the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Ministry Spokesperson Ambassador Dina Mufti told local journalists here today that Egyptian officials should abandon the campaign ag...