Some U.S. officials fear the move will harm Washington’s relationship with Addis Ababa.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has approved a plan to halt nearly $130 million in U.S. foreign assistance to Ethiopia as a move to address the standoff over a Nile dam project between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan. (Photo: Upstream)
ROBBIE GRAMER | FOREIGN POLICY
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has approved a plan to halt U.S. foreign assistance to Ethiopia as the Trump administration attempts to mediate a dispute with Egypt and Sudan over the East African country’s construction of a massive dam on the Nile River. Continue reading U.S. Halts Some Foreign Assistance Funding to Ethiopia Over Dam Dispute with Egypt, Sudan
To somehow think or believe that Eritrea can easily jeopardize what it has worked so long and hard for by simply or casually choosing to “dip back into bad blood” or conflict to boost its “coffers” by serving as a proxy at the behest of big or small powers in the ongoing Nile dam dispute is beyond preposterous.
FIKREJESUS AMHAZION (PH.D.)
In a recent article, , I discussed the issue of the fabrication of information, pointing out how things like “fake news”, misinformation, and disinformation have become increasingly salient and problematic issues within societies around the world. “A Request: More Honesty, Less Nonsense”
The central focus of the article was on how during recent months and weeks, generally corresponding with the global COVID-19 pandemic, there has been much false information and a lot of fake news about the local conditions and general situation in Eritrea.
Continue reading Receiving ‘Marching Orders’ is Anathema to the Eritrean DNA
What role can Eritrea play in the conflict between Cairo and Addis Ababa over the GERD?
Eritrea’s president visited Cairo against the backdrop of the faltering talks on the Nile dam dispute, raising questions about Eritrea’s role in mediating Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan.
AYAH AMAN | AL-MONITOR
During his two-day visit to Cairo on July 6-7, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki held with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, focusing on the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian (GERD) and security in the Red Sea, with the aim to support regional security and stability, spokesman for the Egyptian presidency Bassam Radi said. bilateral talks Continue reading Eritrea Weighs Role in Egypt-Ethiopia Dispute Over Nile Dam
Water is not the only vital interest at stake: Egypt’s president and former general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is fighting for his legitimacy
Deadlock means war. Abiy Ahmed is facing unprecedented political and ethnic unrest. His government’s legitimacy questioned by many after election was postponed indefinitely. Yet, Ethiopians rally behind GERD dam and filling the dam with or without agreement with Egypt provides Abiy Ahmed with the national unity he desperately needs. Backing down is not an option for him either. (Photo by Twitter/@PositivelyEthio)
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 of Ethiopia’s foreign ministry accused me of being “alarmist and inaccurate”. Today, negotiations between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia have reached a diplomatic endgame – and, indeed, war looks like the only possible scenario, even as the world is still downplaying its drum-beating. Continue reading Backed into a Corner Over the Nile Dam, Egypt May Have No Choice but to Go to War
Is this a shift in strategic relation between Ethiopia and Kenya or part of the Egyptian gov’t propaganda attack against Ethiopia?
Kenya supports Egypt’s “positive stance” on the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), President Uhuru Kenyatta told Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in a phone call on Tuesday. Continue reading Kenya Supports Egypt’s Position in Nile Dam Rift With Ethiopia
The U.S. says Ethiopia must, in the shortest possible time, sign a deal with Egypt and Sudan about a giant dam it is building on the River Nile. Ethiopia refused to do so. What’s next?
“The United States reaffirms its commitment to remain engaged with the three countries until they sign the final agreement” – US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
The United States will continue to work with Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan until they sign an accord on a giant Blue Nile hydropower dam, after failing to secure signatures from the three countries this week, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday. Continue reading US Vows to Remain Engaged on Nile Dam Talks