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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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Egypt-Sudan Spat Muddies Prospects for Deal on Nile Dam

Via Foreign Policy, a look at how talks are stalled over how to deal with the impact of a $5 billion dam that could threaten Egypt’s lifeblood: A diplomatic spat between Egypt and Sudan is spilling over into the long-running dispute over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile River, which Cairo sees as […]

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Egypt Wants ‘Sudan Out’ of Contentious Dam Talks

Via Al Jazeera, a report on the increasingly contentious talks over the Nile and the Grand Renaissance Dam: Egypt has proposed excluding Sudan from contentious negotiations over the future of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the largest hydroelectric dam project in Africa, according to an Ethiopian newspaper. The Egyptian proposal, sent by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to Hailemariam Desalegn, Ethiopia’s prime […]

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Rising Tensions Around The Nile

Via Strategic Culture, an article on rising tensions related to the Nile: Tensions between Cairo and Addis Ababa have risen recently to set alarm bells ringing. Ministers from Ethiopia and Egypt met on Dec.26 in an attempt to resolve a dispute over the Construction of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Once more the nations failed to reach […]

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