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Death on the Nile Haunts Ethiopia’s Rebirth

Via Bloomberg, a detailed look at the unusual death of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s Chief Architect and some of the internal/external politics around the project: The day Simegnew Bekele was found dying at the wheel of his Toyota Land Cruiser in central Addis Ababa—doors locked, engine running and a bullet wound to his head—he […]

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Nile River Water Supply Forecasts May Reduce the Chance of Conflict

Via The Wilson Center, a look at tensions related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Rising tensions between Egypt and Ethiopia over construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have led to speculation that there could be a war over water. When completed, the dam will be the largest in Africa. And it will give […]

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Crisis On The Nile: Egypt’s Water Security Under Threat

Via Foreign Brief, a look at how Egypt’s water shortages are likely to worsen with the upstream construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: WHAT’S HAPPENING? Egypt’s water shortages are likely to worsen with the upstream construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). KEY INSIGHTS – The cost of desalination plants and dams is likely […]

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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Power for Ethiopia, Disaster for Egypt?

Via Future Directions International, an article on the Grand Renaissance Dam: Key Points The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is an integral part of the Ethiopian economic and political development strategy. It is hoped that it will provide much needed electricity for industrial development and give the country greater control over the flow of the […]

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Revisiting the Egyptian-Ethiopian Water Dilemma

Via Future Directions International, commentary on the Egyptian-Ethiopian water rivalry: The rivalry over the Nile water is a major issue that threatens the stability of north-east Africa. The Nile has particular importance for Egypt and Ethiopia. It is a source of food and water for both countries and has a significant impact on their energy […]

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Water Scarcity In Egypt

Via Inter Press Service, an article on Egypt’s water scarcity challenges: Local residents in Cairo are becoming concerned and discontent as water scarcity is reaching a critical point in the capital and the rest of the country. Although not all areas of the country are affected in the same way, many Cairo residents say they […]

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