How Egypt Is Slowly Losing Its Hold Over the Nile River?

WPR By Julian Hattem For millennia, the Nile River has served as the backbone of Egypt, the lifeblood of its people. Gradually, though, the land of the pharaohs is losing its grip. Late last month, Uganda hosted the first ever heads-of-state summit aimed at resolving disagreements over the waters of the Nile. But it produced…

Egypt’s Nubians call for their right to return home

Aljazeera Successive governments have made a series of failed promises to compensate displaced Nubians for their losses. In 2014, the Egyptian government officially recognised the Nubians as an ethnic group and promised them the right to return to their homeland [Tara Todras-Whitehill/Getty Images] by Nicola Kelly As the call to prayer crackles through the village…

Former President Mubarak considered using Tu-160 to destroy Ethiopian dam

Egyptindependent An unverified voice recording attributed to Egypt’s Former President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak has generated great controversy among Egyptian social media users. The recording, which surfaced on a Facebook page titled ‘Ana Asef Ya Rais’ [‘I’m sorry Mr. President’], featured statements from Mubarak on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam ‘GERD’. Mubarak relinquished power in 2011 following…

Why did Qatar leave the Djibouti-Eritrea border?

The renewed Djibouti-Eritrea border dispute is the first ripple effect of the Gulf crisis in Africa.   Maintaining the 500-strong presence of Qatari armed troops in a remote area was a costly and largely thankless endeavour write Barakat and Milton [AP] by Sultan Barakat @BARAKAT_Sultan Sultan Barakat is the director of Center for Conflict and Humanitarian…

WHY THERE’S A STATUE OF BOB MARLEY IN ETHIOPIA?

Fun fact: the Rasta movement arose in Ethiopia, not Jamaica. By Bill Wiatrak |Houstoniamag WHEN YOU THINK OF JAMAICA, you’re likely to conjure a mental picture of Bob Marley before you think of anything else. There’s no other country in the world where one musician seems to represent the embodiment of an entire culture like Marley is to Jamaica.…