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
“No force is going to stop Ethiopia from building the dam, this should be underlined”
By War drums? ‘If there is a need to go to war [with Egypt over the dam], we are ready to amass millions’ … Bold, but at the same time a reckless statement from a ‘Nobel Peace Laureate’. (Reuters image) ELIAS MESERET | AP
Ethiopia’s prime minister warned Tuesday that if there’s a need to go to war over a dam project disputed with Egypt his country could ready millions of people, but he said only negotiation can resolve a current deadlock. Continue reading Ethiopian Leader Issues Warning to Egypt Over Dam
“Ethiopia refused to discuss Cairo’s proposals for filling the dam’s reservoir” – Egypt
After another round of aimless talk, Egypt says Ethiopia has “summarily rejected” its plan while it dismisses Ethiopia’s own proposal as “unfair and inequitable”. (Photo: AP)
Ethiopia on Wednesday rejected a proposal by Egypt to operate a $4 billion hydropower dam the Horn of Africa country is constructing on the Nile, further deepening a dispute between the two nations over the project. Continue reading Ethiopia Rejects Egypt’s Proposal on Renaissance Dam
The multi-billion dollar controversial project has been dogged by disputes and delays.
The Ethiopian government has terminated its contract with Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC) company, which is run by its military under the Ministry of Defence, from building the controversial $4 billion dam project on the River Nile due to numerous delays in completing the project. Continue reading Ethiopia’s Military-Linked Firm METEC Ousted from Dam Project
“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.
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
“I say this to our brothers in Sudan and Ethiopia: Egypt doesn’t conspire. We don’t conspire, neither do we meddle in the internal affairs of anyone and we are very, very keen to have a very good relationship”
“We are not willing to enter into war with our brothers or with anyone …” – President El-Sisi
Egypt neither interferes nor conspires against any other country, said President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in a press conference on Monday, amid tensions between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan.
“It (Egypt) adopts a steady policy of building, developing and constructing,” Sisi added in a speech during the inauguration of projects in some governorates via video conference on Monday. “All nations of the region are in need to move away from the policy of war and conflicts…Egypt will never fight against neighbors. We practice peace in attitudes towards and relations the others,” he affirmed.
Continue reading Al-Sisi: Egypt Seeking No War with Sudan or Ethiopia