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Colonial-Era Treaties To Blame For Unresolved Dispute Over Ethiopia’s Dam

Via The Conversation, a look at how colonial-era Nile river treaties are to blame for the unresolved dispute over Ethiopia’s dam: Disputes over the filling and operation of Ethiopia’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam have, once again, threatened security in North-East Africa. The dam – a huge project on one of the River Nile’s main tributaries, the Blue […]

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Water Scarcity: The Most Severe Threat Facing MENA

Via The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, commentary on the water scarcity crisis in the Middle East/North Africa region: Water scarcity is one of the most pressing issues facing the international community today and has gained widespread attention recently due to the rise in global temperatures and the increase in water consumption in a number […]

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GERD-lock: Ethiopia Asks U.S. to Postpone Final Talks on Blue Nile Dam

Courtesy of The New York Times, a report on Ethiopia’s request to postpone negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Ethiopia has asked the United States to postpone what was expected to be the final round of talks on the giant Blue Nile hydropower dam, it said on Wednesday, delaying the potential resolution of a […]

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The Nile River Dispute From Ethiopia’s Perspective

Via Geopolitical Futures, a look at the Nile River dispute from Ethiopia’s perspective: The Nile River and its tributaries have served as a lifeline for human civilization in the Nile River basin for centuries. Today, more than 300 million people from Burundi, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda rely […]

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Egypt Has Controlled the Nile For Thousands Of Years, But A New Dam Threatens That

Courtesy of The New York Times, a detailed look at how Ethiopia is staking its hopes on its $4.5 billion hydroelectric dam which Egypt fears it will cut into its water supplies: The Egyptian farmer stood in his dust-blown field, lamenting his fortune. A few years ago, wheat and tomato-filled greenhouses carpeted the land. Now the […]

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Nile Negotiations Continue in Washington

Via Future Directions International, an update on the Grand Renaissance Dam negotiations: The Egyptian, Sudanese and Ethiopian water and foreign ministers are meeting in Washington on 28 and 29 January, to finalise a comprehensive agreement on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Representatives from the United States and the World […]

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