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GERD-Lock: Nile Dam Talks Fail, Crisis Escalates

Via Al Monitor, a report on the crisis around GERD: At his Senate confirmation hearing in January, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned that the crisis in Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) could “boil over” in the absence of a diplomatic resolution. It didn’t take long. ‘Last chance’ for diplomacy flops in Kinshasa. Egyptian […]

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Egypt Warns Ethiopia Dam Risks ‘Unimaginable Instability’

Via Terra Daily, an article on continuing tensions over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned Tuesday that Ethiopia’s enormous dam project, upstream on the Nile, risked causing “unimaginable instability”. The dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been simmering for around a decade and mediation attempts with downstream […]

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GERD-Lock: Egypt, Sudan Step up Diplomatic Action

Via Al Monitor, a report on how – as Egypt and Sudan intensify diplomatic action on the regional and international levels to confront the unilateral Ethiopian policies on the Nile dam – Ethiopia is seeking a countercoalition with regional countries: In a bid to confront unilateral Ethiopian policies on the Blue Nile, Cairo and Khartoum […]

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Ethiopia Rejects Outside Mediation in Nile River Dam Dispute

Via AP News, a report on Ethiopia’s rejection of outside mediation in Nile River dam dispute: An Ethiopian official said on Tuesday that his government opposes calls by Sudan for outside mediators including the United States in the ongoing dispute over Ethiopia’s construction of a massive hydroelectric dam on the Nile River. Ethiopia is generally opposed […]

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Could New Mediators Resolve The GERD Dispute?

Via International , an article on how Egypt and Sudan want an international quartet to replace South Africa as mediator of the Nile dam negotiations: With the rainy season approaching, tensions are once again rising among Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over the giant Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile, […]

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Egypt, Sudan Coordinate Positions In Nile Dam Dispute

Via Al Monitor, an article on how Egypt and Sudan are currently increasing coordination on the issue the controversial dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile River: A few days after Egypt and Sudan signed a military cooperation agreement March 2, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited Khartoum March 6, in a move that carried political and security messages against Ethiopia’s […]

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