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Egypt FM Warn Ethiopia Over Nile River Dam

“The Egyptian government will continue to defend the rights of the Egyptian people to the water of the Nile by numerous means at its disposal” – FM Shoukry.

How long can Egypt afford to wait? Shoukry said everybody should know that Egypt will not be forced to accept a situation where one party is forcing its will on another.

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

Egypt’s foreign minister has delivered a warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building on a Nile River tributary.

Sameh Shoukry says in TV comments aired Thursday that all parties “should know that Egypt will not accept the status quo … and continues to defend the interests of its people regarding the Nile by several means.” Continue reading Egypt FM Warn Ethiopia Over Nile River Dam

Sudan Braced for ‘Massive Floods’ as Nile Water Level Surges

Torrential rains in neighbouring Ethiopia have swollen the Nile, which flows into Sudan.

Sudan’s Irrigation Ministry warned of the likelihood of “unprecedented” Nile floods in the coming two days as Nile levels hit one hundred-year highs. (Photo: ultrasawt.com)

BY ROGER BAIRD | IBT

Khartoum is braced for “massive floods” along the Nile as the river’s water levels hit one hundred-year highs, following warnings from Sudan’s irrigation ministry.

Torrential rains in neighbouring Ethiopia have swollen the Blue Nile which converges with the White Nile in Sudanese capital. Continue reading Sudan Braced for ‘Massive Floods’ as Nile Water Level Surges

The Vanishing Nile: A Great River Faces a Multitude of Threats

The Nile River is under assault on two fronts – a massive dam under construction upstream in Ethiopia and rising sea levels leading to saltwater intrusion downstream. These dual threats now jeopardize the future of a river that is the lifeblood for millions.

BY RICHARD CONNIFF

Though politicians and the press tend to downplay the idea, environmental degradation is often an underlying cause of international crises — from the deforestation, erosion, and reduced agricultural production that set the stage for the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s to the prolonged drought that pushed rural populations into the cities at the start of the current Syrian civil war. Egypt could become the latest example, its 95 million people the likely victims of a slow motion catastrophe brought on by grand-scale environmental mismanagement. Continue reading The Vanishing Nile: A Great River Faces a Multitude of Threats

Egypt – Ethiopia: A River Runs Through an African Rivalry

The competition to secure water from the Nile River will create problems for Egypt and Ethiopia, much as it has for centuries.

Geography dictates that Egypt and Ethiopia will continue competing. However, they probably need to find some common ground despite the ongoing construction of the divisive Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

By Stratfor,

Egypt and Ethiopia have been at odds for much of their modern history, perhaps nowhere more so than in their attempts to secure water of the Nile River basin. This particular struggle has been on full display in recent negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is situated on the Blue Nile. The history of competition over the critical waterway provides the context for regional dynamics that will endure long into the future. Continue reading Egypt – Ethiopia: A River Runs Through an African Rivalry

Ethiopia Fails to See Reason over the River Nile

“Ethiopia should also apologise for its attempts to impose a fait accompli on downstream countries” – Egyptian Scholar

By Nader Noureddine,

Ethiopia has been having trouble finding finance for its Renaissance Dam. The technologically hazardous and politically incendiary project has failed to whet the appetites of investors though this did not seem to bother the Ethiopian delegation to recent talks. Continue reading Ethiopia Fails to See Reason over the River Nile

Morsi Warns Not a Drop of Nile; Politicians Propose Hostile Acts Against Ethiopia

Not a single drop of Nile Water …

By TesfaNews,

The dramatic escalation of feud between Ethiopia and Egypt is now shaping itself into a growing confrontation following news that Ethiopia has started to divert the flow of the Blue Nile river to start construction of a giant dam that believed to have a devastating impact on the Nile-dependent Egypt.

Angered by Ethiopia’s belligerent posturing, hundreds of Egyptians organize a protest in front of the Ethiopian embassy in Cairo, last week, demanding for the expulsion of Ethiopian ambassador from the country.  Continue reading Morsi Warns Not a Drop of Nile; Politicians Propose Hostile Acts Against Ethiopia