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Ethiopia hires lobbying help amid dual threats from Egypt, human rights critics

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Foreign Lobby | Ethiopia has hired a new lobbying firm for outreach to Congress and the Joe Biden administration as the country battles a diplomatic crisis with Egypt and ethnic strife at home. The Ethiopian Embassy in Washington signed a…

Why is the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam contentious?

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The Economist | The project has been a source of disputes in north-east Africa for a decade DAMS HAVE several uses. They generate electricity, store water for crop irrigation and help to prevent floods. They can also cause dispute and heartache—for…

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam generates grand hostility with Egypt

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Daily Maverik 168 | Can SA help to defuse the tensions growing over Ethiopia’s giant project on the Nile? Egypt fears it will cut water flow, on which it depends. But Sudan and Ethiopia need the power. The clock is ticking. South Africa has…

As Ethiopia fills its Nile dam, regional rivalries overflow

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The Christian Monitor | When African Union-mediated talks between Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan over a Nile River dam broke down yet again last month, it didn’t mark a new disagreement over sharing vital water resources. Rather, it was a case…

Rising tension as Ethiopia and Sudan deadlocked on border dispute

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Al Jazeera | Bickering over contested farmland along the border has in recent weeks deteriorated into armed clashes. Age-old territorial claims are threatening to embroil Ethiopia and Sudan into armed conflict, as bickering over disputed strips…

Egypt: Countries must reach binding deal on Nile dam

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MEMO | Amid regional tension over the project, countries along the Nile must reach a legally binding agreement on the filling and operations of the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD), or Hidase Dam, according to Egypt's president, Anadolu…

Foreign meddling as a source of state fragility in Ethiopia

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MEMO Opinion | State fragility is a multidimensional concept that is often characterized by deficiencies in one or more areas of the core functions of the state: legitimacy, authority (competing claimants to power), and capacity (weak capacity…

Ethiopia accuses Sudan of occupying its lands, fighting by proxy for third party

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MEMO | The border area has witnessed tension between Ethiopia and Sudan that is still escalating-Getty Ethiopia has accused its neighbour Sudan on Friday of occupying part of its territory and fighting by proxy for a "third party". This was…

How Egypt is supporting Sudan in border conflict

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Al-Monitor — A delegation from the Sudanese Sovereignty Council, headed by Lt. Gen. Shamseldin al-Kabashi and Director of the General Intelligence Service Jamal Abdul Majeed, visited Cairo Jan. 14, where they met with President Abdel Fattah…

Sudan calls on Ethiopia to close GERD deal

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Sudanese Minister of Culture and Information Faisal Saleh has expressed concern over the second filling of Ethiopia's Great Renaissance Dam (GERD), Al-Arabiya news reported . The dam cannot be brought into operation until Cairo, Khartoum…