Eritrea Weighs Role in Egypt-Ethiopia Dispute Over Nile Dam

What role can Eritrea play in the conflict between Cairo and Addis Ababa over the GERD? BY AYAH AMAN | AL-MONITOR During his two-day visit to Cairo on July 6-7, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki held bilateral talks with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, focusing on the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian   (GERD) and security […]

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Backed into a Corner Over the Nile Dam, Egypt May Have No Choice but to Go to War

Water is not the only vital interest at stake: Egypt’s president and former general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is fighting for his legitimacy BY AHMED ABOUDOUH | THE INDEPENDENT When I warned in March that war between Egypt and Ethiopia over a Nile dam is possible if they don’t reach an agreement, the official Twitter account […]

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Egypt, Eritrea Leaders Discuss Developments in Horn of Africa, Red Sea

The two Presidents exchanged views on developments in the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea as well as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. BY EGYPT TODAY President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received on Monday Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki at Itihadiyah Presidential Palace to discuss regional developments and bilateral relations. The guest president is on a […]

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Ethiopia and Egypt’s Stalemate: What’s the Dam Problem?

BY YOHANNES GEDAMU | THE GLOBE POST The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) – a huge hydro dam on the Nile River that is set to become Africa’s largest – is a national project fully financed by the Ethiopian people and government. From teachers and healthcare workers to the country’s poor farmers, an overwhelming majority […]

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