Egypt

By IAfrica
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May 23rd, 2014
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A recent New York Times article exemplifies why the Times simply cannot be trusted.  Written by one David Kirkpatrick and titled “Vow of Freedom of Religion Goes Unkept in Egypt,” the article disingenuously interprets general truths in an effort to validate its thesis. Much of this is done by omittin...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 14th, 2014
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By Ahram Online   Egypt has repeatedly called for negotiations with Ethiopia over the Grand Renaissance Dam but has not received a real response, Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said. Fahmy, in an interview with Al-Ahram newspaper published on Wednesday, said that Egypt would not forget th...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 6th, 2014
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Joe Stork With the mass trials in Egypt of Muslim Brotherhood members in the media spotlight, behind the scenes authorities are drafting wide-ranging “counter-terrorism” legislation which could add another turn to the authoritarian screw Muslim Brotherhood supporters protesting against Morsi’s ...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 25th, 2014
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Ethiopia has completed construction of 32 per cent of its Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and is “prepared for any confrontation with the Egyptian government”, the country’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said yesterday. Desalegn criticised what he described “the Egyptian...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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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
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Apr 21st, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam Last week, in a bizarre display of faux outrage and indignation, the regime in Ethiopia unleashed its big “experts” to go after International Rivers, an organization that has been leading the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of indigenous communities that depend ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 19th, 2014
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By: Lori Pottinger, International Rivers International Rivers has been caught in the crossfire between Ethiopia and Egypt as they struggle over a large dam being built on the Nile River by Ethiopia. Ethiopia’s government turned its sights on International Rivers after we published a leaked report by ...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...