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How To Share A River

Via Project Syndicate, an interesting look at how a similar dispute in South America may offer valuable lessons on Ethiopia and Egypt’s current inability to reach an agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile, raising fears that the entire region may be plunged into conflict: In 2011, Ethiopia launched construction on the […]

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Sudan, Ethiopia Vow ‘All Efforts’ To Resolve Nile Dam Dispute

Via Terra Daily, an article on efforts to resolve the Nile dam dispute: Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and his Ethiopian counterpart Abiy Ahmed vowed Tuesday to make every effort to resolve a dispute also involving Egypt over Addis Ababa’s giant Nile river dam. Egypt and Sudan view the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) as […]

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Egypt, Sudan Kick Off Another Round of Nile Dam Talks

Via Al Monitor, a report on a new round of meetings between the Nile Basin countries has resumed as Sudan and Egypt try to unite on controlling damage from the Ethiopian dam: During Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly’s Aug. 15 visit to Khartoum, Egypt and Sudan resumed cooperation on getting Ethiopia to sign a comprehensive and binding agreement setting the rules […]

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Fight Over The Nile: Preview of Climate Change Diplomacy

Via Slate, a look at how a fight over the world’s longest river is a preview of climate change diplomacy: The Book of Genesis describes the pharaoh of Egypt having two dreams: one in which he is standing by the Nile and sees seven fat cows devoured by seven thin cows, and one in which he […]

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Debt on the Nile? Sharing Rivers on the African Continent

Via The Wilson Center, a look at international coordination along the Nile: Trouble is brewing on the Nile. For years, use of the river was mainly about the needs of Egypt, by far the largest and most powerful riparian country in the basin. But since the Arab Spring of 2011, the situation has changed considerably. […]

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The Blue Nile: River of the Dammed

Via Foreign Policy, a look at how geopolitics, water security, and health will keep the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam alive for some time in the future: This month, Ethiopia completed the initial filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a nearly $5 billion hydroelectricity project on the Blue Nile River. With 4.9 […]

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