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Egypt Wants Ethiopia’s Dam Not Used for Political Purpose

Egypt wants formal agreements that Ethiopia will not reduce Cairo's share of the Nile during the filling of Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
“We need to turn Ethiopia’s goodwill into formal agreements … and ensure the dam is not used for “political purposes” – President al-Sisi.

BY EGYPT TODAY

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued three demands that would ensure Egypt is not harmed after the construction of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is completed. Continue reading Egypt Wants Ethiopia’s Dam Not Used for Political Purpose

Why Summit on River Nile Ended With No Deal

Photographs of dignitaries and Presidents taken from last week’s Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) Heads of State Summit in Kampala suggest the meeting was a tremendous success. But why no deal? (Photo: State House Uganda)

BY THE OBSERVER

Photographs of dignitaries and presidents taken from last week’s Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) heads of state summit at State House, Entebbe suggest the meeting was a tremendous success. But behind-the-scenes accounts of the June 20 – 22 event offer a contrasting narrative. Continue reading Why Summit on River Nile Ended With No Deal

Egyptian Contempt for Saudi Arabia as Media Calls King Salman a Traitor

Observers see such media attitude as a new escalation by the Egyptian press against Saudi Arabia

Egypt, Saudi Arabia cold war, where to?

By The Middle East Monitor,

The Egyptian campaign against Saudi Arabia has reached new heights when a newspaper loyal to President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi described the Saudi monarch, King Salman Bin Abdelaziz, as a traitor. In the meantime, pro-Sisi parliamentarians have launched a sharp attack on Saudi Arabia, expressing contempt for it. One of them said: “We want to position Saudi Arabia where it deserves to be placed.” Continue reading Egyptian Contempt for Saudi Arabia as Media Calls King Salman a Traitor

PM Desalegn: Egypt Supports Terrorism in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is officially accusing Egypt for arming, training and financing banned Ethiopian opposition groups.

By Middle East Monitor,

Egyptian groups are supporting banned Ethiopian opposition groups, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said on Wednesday..

Speaking before parliament a day before the formation of new government, Desalegn said that Addia Ababa has made “important contacts” with Cairo and demanded clarifications about the involvement of some Egyptian bodies in supporting banned opposition groups in the country.

He said that his country has formally asked the Egyptian government to stop those bodies’ hostile activities, adding that Egypt allegedly supports terrorist groups. Continue reading PM Desalegn: Egypt Supports Terrorism in Ethiopia

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

Egypt’s Al-Sisi Ready to Visit Ethiopia for Water Talks

The Ethiopian side should understand that there are 90 million Egyptians who live on the Nile water, which is a life-or-death issue” – Presidential hopeful, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi

“I will not hesitate in making any effort for my country and its water rights, which is a life-or-death issue” – Al-Sisi

By World Bulletin,

EGYPT’s presidential front-runner Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has said that he is ready to visit Ethiopia for talks on resolving their Nile water dispute.

“Dialogue and understanding are the best way to resolve the crisis,” al-Sisi said in an interview with the state-run Al-Ahram daily on Saturday.

“This is better than going into a dispute or an enmity with anyone,” he added.

The former army chief, who led the army to unseat elected president Mohamed Morsi last July, said that he is ready to visit Ethiopia “if this serves Egypt’s interests”.  Continue reading Egypt’s Al-Sisi Ready to Visit Ethiopia for Water Talks