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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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Egypt’s Losing Battle on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), analysis of Egypt’s position on the Grand Renaissance Dam: The failure of last week’s negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam means that the initial filling of the $4 billion hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile will likely occur without an agreement between Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia. Egypt will attempt, […]

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Ethiopia To Fill Disputed Dam, Deal Or No Deal

Via Associated Press, a report on latest developments related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: It’s a clash over water usage that Egypt calls an existential threat and Ethiopia calls a lifeline for millions out of poverty. Just weeks remain before the filling of Africa’s most powerful hydroelectric dam might begin, and tense talks between the […]

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Egypt Accuses Ethiopia of Holding It “Hostage” in Nile Dam Talks

Via Terra Daily, an update on the dispute between Egypt and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam: Egypt said Saturday that tripartite talks with Ethiopia and Sudan over a controversial mega-dam on the River Nile were deadlocked because of Addis Ababa’s “intransigence”. The Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been a source of tension […]

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Sudan Rejects Ethiopia Proposal To Sign Nile Mega-Dam Agreement

Via Al Jazeera, a report on Sudan’s recent rejection of Ethiopia’s proposal to sign Nile mega-dam agreement: Sudan has rejected an Ethiopian proposal to sign an initial agreement greenlighting the filling of a controversial mega-dam, calling its neighbour to resume the stalled United States-brokered negotiations on the issue. On Tuesday, Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said […]

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