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Egypt Minister Slams Turkey for Role in Ethiopia Dam

Egyptian Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel-Muttalib accused Turkey of offering expertise to Ethiopia over the proposed Nile dam project that will threaten Egypt’s water supply.

Egypt draws the "Your're either with us, or against us" line after Turkey moves to upset the military leaders of Egypt
Egypt draws the “Your’re either with us, or against us” line after Turkey moves to upset the military leaders of Egypt

By World Bulletin,

Egyptian Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel-Muttalib said Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu had visited Addis Ababa and offered Turkish expertise on Ethiopia’s controversial multi-billion dollar hydroelectric dam project.

“Any side that doesn’t like Egypt could be in the scene,” Abdel-Muttalib said in televised statements late Tuesday.

“The Turkish foreign minister visited Addis Ababa and offered them [Ethiopian officials] Turkish expertise,” he added. Continue reading Egypt Minister Slams Turkey for Role in Ethiopia Dam

Ethiopia to Buy 18 Su-30k Fighter Jets from Russia

At a unit price of $35 million, Ethiopia may need to dish out $630 million to complete the purchase. At this rate, the cost of safeguarding the dam from possible Egyptian attack will overtake the cost incurred to construct it. 

Rushing against time before Egypt gets its house in order?

By RIA Novosti,

Russia is negotiating for the possible delivery of 18 Su-30K fighter jets to Ethiopia, the deputy director of the Russian agency Rosoboronexport arms export, Alexander Mikheyev announced on Friday in an interview with RIA Novosti.

“We are in consultation with Ethiopia about a possible sale of these aircrafts. We proposed to modernize in order to improve their tactical and technical characteristics and equip modern appliances of air-ground missiles,” said the interlocutor of the agency.  Continue reading Ethiopia to Buy 18 Su-30k Fighter Jets from Russia

Saudi Raps Ethiopia for Posing Threats to Sudan and Egypt

Prince Khalid Bin Sultan warns Ethiopia against acts of “Water Terrorism”

By Sudan Tribune,

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister and Inspector General for Military Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Khalid Bin Sultan, in unusual rebuke, unleashed a barrage of attack against Ethiopia saying that the Horn of Africa nation is posing a threat to the Nile water rights of Egypt and Sudan.

The massive $4.8 billion dam is under construction and is scheduled for completion in 2015. It lies close to Sudan’s eastern borders and has a power generating capacity of 6,000MW and when completed it will enable Ethiopia to export more power to its neighbors.  Continue reading Saudi Raps Ethiopia for Posing Threats to Sudan and Egypt