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Egypt President Arrives in Uganda for One-day Visit

Egypt President in Uganda
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt arrived in Uganda on an official one-day visit following the invitation of President Yoweri Museveni. (Photo: State House Uganda)

By TesfaNews,

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi arrived on Sunday morning to Uganda in an official one-day visit. The visit comes after Al-Sisi received an official invitation from his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni, according to a statement issued by the presidency. Continue reading Egypt President Arrives in Uganda for One-day Visit

Can the U.S. Mediate Egypt and Ethiopia? Lessons from the Ethiopia – Eritrea Stalemate

“I think we [the U.S.] have got to be very sensetive to make sure that outcome [a decrease in Egypt’s share of the Nile water] doesn’t happen. The Egyptian government is pivotal to peace in that region and the people of Egypt has to know the United States and the people of United States are on their side and making sure that they do not wake up one morning and find the action of another government whether it is Ethiopia or whoever, has dramatically, negatively impacted on their economic welbeing. So today I was just call on our government, to do what it can to make sure that the Egyptian people are NEVER put in that spot by a decision made in Ethiopia or some other government.. bring their economic welbeing down, the standard of living down, cause suffering among their people and that is unacceptable as an alternative, hopefully the United States will take as a priority and try to get solve this problem in some sort of role we can play.” – Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)
By Fikrejesus Amahazion,,

EARLIER this week, U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, questioned several expert witnesses at a hearing entitled “Water Sharing Conflicts and the Threat to International Peace.”[i]

While the primary focus of the hearing was on the ongoing Ethiopia-Egypt Nile dispute, an extremely interesting point was raised by Rep. Rohrabacher regarding Eritrea. Specifically, when discussing a potential U.S. arbitration or mediation role in the Ethiopia and Egypt disagreement, Rep. Rohrabacher outlined the U.S.’ failure in arbitrating the Eritrea-Ethiopia 1998-2000 war. Continue reading Can the U.S. Mediate Egypt and Ethiopia? Lessons from the Ethiopia – Eritrea Stalemate

Ethiopia’s Controversial Grand Dam Project and Egypt’s Predicament

“The only matter that could take Egypt to war again is water,” Anwar Sadat, Egypt’s second President

Egypt must face up to the challenge set by Ethiopia if it is to be considered as influential in the region or the situation does not look pretty well for Egypt

By Stratfor,

At the height of the Arab Spring in March 2011 when Egypt was consumed by domestic unrest, Ethiopia announced it would soon begin construction on a hydroelectric dam along the Blue Nile River, one of two main tributaries for the Nile.

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which will be one of the ten largest dams in the world at its estimated completion in 2017, will likely interrupt or limit the flow of water to Egypt and Sudan for several years, and could permanently alter the amount of water those countries are able to draw from the river.  Continue reading Ethiopia’s Controversial Grand Dam Project and Egypt’s Predicament

Ethiopia’s Proposed Millennium Dam Designed by America in 1964

Ethiopia's Renaissance dam is a 1964 plan

hornofafrica.de,

DR. MAGHAWRY SHEHATA DIAB, Prof. of Hydrogeology and water resources and former president of Menoufiya University, Egypt, disclosed that the water storage capacity of the proposed “Renaissance” or “Millennium” dam in Ethiopia is not 63 billion cubic meters as previously declared by its prime minister instead not more than 15 billion cubic meters as it was originally stated in the report of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation map of 1964. Continue reading Ethiopia’s Proposed Millennium Dam Designed by America in 1964

AUDIO: የኤርትራው ፕሬዝደንት ኢትዮጵያ የአባይን ወንዝ መጠቀም መብቷና ተገቢ ነው አሉ (VOA)

President Isaias Afewerki

VOA Amharic,

የኤርትራው ፕሬዝደንት ኢሳያስ አፈወርቂ ለጋዜጠኞች የሰጡት መግለጫ ከስድስት ሰዓት የበለጠ ነው። በዚህ ውይይት ስለአገሪቱ የፖለቲካ ይዞታ፣ የውጭ ፖሊሲና በተለይ በድንበር ጉዳይ ላይ አተኩረዋል።

በአባይ ጉዳይም ፕሬዝደንት ኢሳያስ ኢትዮጵያ በአባይ ወንዝ ልትጠቀም መነሳሳቷ ተገቢና ከመብትም አንጻር ሊረጋገጥ ይገባዋል ሲሉ ድጋፋቸውን ሰጥተዋል። የአባይን ውሃ የተፋሰሱ አገሮች በሚያስፈልጋቸው መጠን ሊጠቀሙና ሊያድጉበት ይገባል ብለዋል ፕሬዝደንት ኢሳያስ::  Continue reading AUDIO: የኤርትራው ፕሬዝደንት ኢትዮጵያ የአባይን ወንዝ መጠቀም መብቷና ተገቢ ነው አሉ (VOA)