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Is Diplomacy Running Out On Egypt-Ethiopia Dispute Over Nile Dam?

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a look at the Grand Renaissance Dam and ongoing regional tensions over the Nile: A general view of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Guba, Ethiopia, on Dec. 26, 2019. The filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s reservoir was not initiated by Ethiopian government action, but rather the alignment […]

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Why the Nile Constitutes a New Kind of Water Dispute – and Why That’s Dangerous

Via The Center for Climate & Security, an article on the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Ever since workers first broke ground on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in 2011, international commenters have fixated on the Nile as a possible harbinger of future ‘water wars’ to come. And almost since then, water experts have […]

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The Bitter Dispute Over Africa’s Largest Dam

Courtesy of The Economist, a look at Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan’s struggle to share water: For Biruk Negafh, as for millions of Ethiopians, the summer rains may bring the climax of a decade’s work. As a high-school student in 2011 he bought 100-birr bonds (then worth $6 each) to help finance the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance […]

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As Ethiopia Prepares to Fill Nile Dam, Egypt Appeals for International Help

Via The Wall Street Journal, an article on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Egypt is attempting to raise international pressure on Ethiopia to strike a deal on the use of water from the Nile, which sustains life for tens of millions of people, as Addis Ababa prepares to begin filling a massive hydroelectric dam on a branch […]

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Can Arab League Push Ethiopia To Delay Filling Of Nile Dam?

Via Al-Monitor, an article on how – while Arab foreign ministers called on Ethiopia to refrain from filling the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam next month without prior agreement with Egypt and Sudan – many Arab experts and observers believe this position must be translated into action to support Egypt and Sudan in their dispute with Ethiopia: Arab […]

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As Nile Dam Tensions Rise, ‘Miscalculation’ Could Lead to Conflict

Via VOA News, an update on Nile Dam tensions where some observers fear that ‘miscalculation’ could lead to conflict: Ethiopia is moving forward with a plan to fill a massive reservoir behind a new dam on the Nile River and Egypt is calling the move a threat to peace and security in the region and is […]

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