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Parched Countries Tap the Nile River Through Farms

Via The Wall Street Journal, a detailed look at how oil-rich Gulf states grow crops in Egypt and Sudan to export, leaving locals increasingly dependent on imports: At the end of the world’s longest river, Ahmad Muhammad has run out of fresh water. For generations, water from the Nile irrigated wheat, rice, corn and eggplants […]

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River of The Dammed

Via Foreign Policy, an article on how Ethiopia’s continued efforts to dam the Nile could end in war with Egypt and how such an outcome may be stopped: In October, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in starting peace negotiations with Eritrea. But his country is still in the […]

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Nile Basin Water Wars: One Step Closer to an Agreement?

Via Geopolitical Monitor, a report on negotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan on Nile waters: Earlier last month during the Sochi Summit, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi agreed to resume talks surrounding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD); a project that has increased tensions and hostilities between Egypt, Ethiopia, and […]

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Nile Basin Water Wars: The Never-Ending Struggle Between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan

Via Geopolitical Monitor, an article on tensions related to the Nile River: A Conflict through the Decades Known for being the longest river on the African continent, the Nile River has served as a key source of water for all the countries residing in its basin, with Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan representing the three countries most […]

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Egypt Hails ‘Breakthrough’ In Nile Dam Talks

Via Terra Daily, a bit of upbeat news on a potential ’breakthrough’ in Nile dam talks: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday that a “breakthrough” had been reached in talks with Sudan and Ethiopia over a controversial dam the latter is building on the Nile. The progress, which he did not specify, took place […]

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Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Search for Resolution Continues despite Increased Geopolitical Competition

Via Future Directions International, a report on growing tensions arising from the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Egypt and Sudan raised concerns about the development of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) when plans were unveiled in 2011. A conciliatory tone was adopted between all three states in March 2015 when the Khartoum declaration was signed. […]

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