Egypt

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...
By IndepthAfrica
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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
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Mar 22nd, 2014
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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
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 18th, 2014
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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
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Mar 14th, 2014
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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
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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 ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 7th, 2014
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Egypt is considering preparing a formal request for Gulf mediation under the leadership of Saudi Arabia, in order to back Cairo’s stance vis-à-vis the ongoing conflict with Ethiopia about the Renaissance Dam. The mediation request comes as part of a basket of escalatory measures adopted by Egypt in J...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 21st, 2014
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KHARTOUM) –Sudanese foreign minister Ali Karti has criticised Egypt for its handling of a dispute involving the construction of a massive dam project in Ethiopia, which it has vehemently opposed over concerns it could disrupt water flows from the Nile river. Karti said Egypt was further inflaming the...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 21st, 2014
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Not only are there grave technical dangers to Ethiopia’s proposed Renaissance Dam. It could prove an economic white elephant, writes Maghawry Shehata In a previous article on Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam I discussed a number of serious problems associated with this project. Specifically, I focussed on ...