Here is a joke-Arabs helping Ethiopia!

Egypt-Gulf relations tested by Saudi visit to Ethiopia dam A Saudi visit to Ethiopia and a tweet falsely attributed to a Qatari official have harmed relations between Cairo and Gulf monarchies Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir and Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry at a meeting in Jeddah in 2015 (AFP) By MEE staff Egyptian media lashed out…

Why Egypt postponed GERD impact studies contracts signing?

Ahram Online File Photo: A general view shows construction activity on the Grand Renaissance dam in Guba Woreda, Benishangul Gumuz region in this March 16, 2014 (Photo: Reuters) Egypt’s irrigation and water resources minister announced on Sunday the postponing of contract signing with two foreign consultancy firms – to study the impact of Ethiopia’s Grand…

Is Egypt-Sudan border dispute new thorn in Renaissance Dam negotiations?

Author Walaa Hussein, Al-Monitor CAIRO — There are fears that the dispute over Halayeb and Shalateen, a small border region claimed by Cairo and Khartoum, will cast its shadow over Egyptian-Sudanese coordination on the negotiations over the Renaissance Dam between the two countries and Ethiopia. On April 18, state-owned channel Ethiopian TV interviewed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir,…

Sharing the Nile

The largest hydroelectric project in Africa has so far produced only discord  The Economist WHEN Egyptian politicians discussed sabotaging the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in 2013, they naturally assumed it was a private meeting. But amid all the scheming, and with a big chuckle, Muhammad Morsi, then president, informed his colleagues that their discussion was…

How to Share Water Along the Nile?

NYTimes CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — On the Blue Nile in Ethiopia, construction is underway on a public works project of gigantic physical proportions and exquisite political delicacy. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, now about halfway finished, amounts to a test: With water becoming precious enough to be the stuff of war, can nations find ways to…