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Destabilizing Egypt, Ethiopia’s Nile River Dam

Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam on the Nile river is a white elephant
GERD as a casus belli . Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam is the white elephant in the room that is ticking to unleash the greatest instability the region has even seen. (Photo: Ethiopian Herald)

BY THOMAS C MOUNTAIN

Ethiopia’s new “Grand Renaissance Dam”, scheduled to be completed next year, will take close to half (40%) of the Nile River’s water every year for the next 5 years as it fills up. How is Egyptian President Al Sisi going to survive for the next 5 years without almost half the Nile’s water when the country is presently suffering serious water and hydroelectric shortages, never mind crippling inflation, growing hunger and a terrorist insurgency? Continue reading Destabilizing Egypt, Ethiopia’s Nile River Dam