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Egypt’s Choices Narrow On Nile Dam Crisis

Via Al Monitor, an article on how Egypt is working on avoiding any military conflict regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam as it explores available options for the next stage: In an interview with Bloomberg television on Sept. 8, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Egypt is committed to talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) […]

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Egypt Builds New Water Station As Fears Over Ethiopia Dam Persist

Via Al Monitor, an article on Egypt’s decision to build a new water station outside Cairo as fears over Ethiopia dam persist: The Egyptian government is building a large water treatment plant on the outskirts of Cairo to help address the country’s drinking water shortage. In a statement posted Aug. 5, Ahmed Rashid, governor of the Giza governorate where the […]

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Nile Dam Dispute Remains Stalled

Via Al Monitor, a report on how the dispute over the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam remains unresolved between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, with the latter attempting to revive the Nile water sharing agreement: The long-running dispute over the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile, the main tributary of the […]

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Middle East and North Africa: Dry and Disorderly

Courtesy of The Economist, an article on the parched countries of the Middle East and North Africa: In the neighbourhood of Algiers where the presidential palace and foreign embassies are located, some think the water pressure has increased of late. But don’t tell those living in the suburbs of Algeria’s capital, where the taps have […]

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The Politics Of The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Via The Eurasia Review, a look at the politics of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: On 5 July 2021, Ethiopia informed Egypt and Sudan that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia is undergoing its second filling. Cairo once again took the matter to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The […]

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Water Disputes Compound Instability In The Middle East

Via the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, an article on the impact of water scarcity in the Middle East: The Middle East is one of the driest regions in the world. The scarcity of water has often been touted as a source of national and interstate disputes in the area. Some scholars have predicted for some […]

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