Who Controls The World’s Longest River?

Facing water scarcity. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) Quartz Africa When Ethiopia’s prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn visits Egypt this week to discuss bilateral cooperation in sectors like health, education, and agriculture one contentious issue will stand out: the completion of Africa’s largest dam. It is no secret what Egypt thinks about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the centerpiece…

Egypt Vs. Sudan?

Talks are stalled over how to deal with the impact of a $5 billion dam that could threaten Egypt’s lifeblood. BY KEITH JOHNSON  Foreign Policy The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, currently under construction, on May 15, 2016. (DigitalGlobe via Getty Images) A diplomatic spat between Egypt and Sudan is spilling over into the long-running dispute over a…

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…

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…

WHAT EGYPT’S EL-SISSI WANTS FROM TRUMP

  BY ELISSA MILLE  NewsWeek Egypt President el-Sisi Says There is “No Doubt” that Donald Trump Would Make A Strong Leader Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi visits the White House to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump. El-Sissi’s first visit to the White House is important for U.S.-Egypt relations. Both leaders have repeatedly expressed admiration for each…

Egypt Boosts Navy As Part Of Red Sea Controlling Strategy

By Amr Emam,   Over the past two years, Egypt spent bil­lions to upgrade its navy, buying helicopter carriers from France, frigates from Russia and subma­rines from Germany. Photo by AHMED XIV/Wikimedia CAIRO, Egypt — By establishing a naval force in the Red Sea, Egypt aims for more than protecting navigation in the Suez Canal, a…

What is the Beef between South Sudan and EPRDF?

By Elias Meseret  ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — South Sudan’s ambassador to Ethiopia is dismissing reports that relations are strained between the two countries after President Salva Kiir visited Egypt and met with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo earlier this month. South Sudan’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union, James Pitia Morgan, made the remarks…