Egypt

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 8th, 2014
0 Comments
216 Views
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
0 Comments
218 Views
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
0 Comments
153 Views
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
0 Comments
249 Views
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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Mar 26th, 2014
1 Comment
1869 Views
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 Article
Mar 22nd, 2014
0 Comments
177 Views
Teshome Abebe If the worth of a project were in direct proportion to the support it received from the stakeholders, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) would be a huge success. But the GERD is much more than just a project. It is rather a reminder of what happens when you combine talent and vi...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 19th, 2014
0 Comments
412 Views
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
In East Africa
Mar 18th, 2014
0 Comments
584 Views
At UN, 24 Countries Seek Investigation (Geneva, March 17, 2014) – Members of the UN Human Rights Council called on Egypt and Sudan on March 14, 2014, to investigate and prosecute traffickers for kidnapping, torturing, and killing refugees in the Sinai Peninsula, Human Rights Watch said today. The 24 ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Mar 14th, 2014
0 Comments
197 Views
Suzette Martinez Standring Every day Meron Estifanos answers her phone with an aching heart. From torture houses in Egypt, Eritrean hostages plead for ransom on a captor’s cell phone. Help me. They are torturing us. Please, please. Estifanos, a native Eritrean who lives in Stockholm, Sweden, br...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Mar 7th, 2014
0 Comments
128 Views
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 ...