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Egypt Warns Ethiopia Nile dam Dispute ‘Life or Death’

FILE – Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, (c), Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, (l), and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, (r), hold hands after signing an agreement on sharing water from the Nile River, in Khartoum, Sudan, March 23, 2015.

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CAIRO —
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, for the second time in as many days, has delivered a stern warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building after the two countries along with Sudan failed to approve a study on its potential effects.

Ethiopia is finalizing construction of Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile. Egypt fears that will cut into its water supply.

Cairo said last week that the three countries had failed to approve an initial study by a consultancy firm on the dam’s potential effects on Egypt and Sudan.

Ethiopia has repeatedly reassured Egypt, but Cairo’s efforts to engage in closer coordination have made little headway.

El-Sissi sought to reassure Egyptians in televised comments Saturday, but stressed that “water is a matter of life or death.”

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  1. lala

    November 19, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    How can he assure them? This is a private property of Ethiopia. He has any right to warn anyone. an idiot, you can not warn another country, leave alone dirty poor Egypt, not even USA can warn Ethiopia, this is stupidity. But does the know the Dam is finished and Ethiopia can cut if off. They must pay for it.

  2. truth

    November 22, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Lala,

    You are a typical shit eating ignorant/stupid slave and prostitute of tyrannical/terrorist/criminal/mafia TPLF/EPRDF. GRAND RENAISSANCE DAM IS THE PERSONAL PROPERTY OF YOUR MASTERS. 99.99% of Ethiopian not only do not get a penny from the dam but also the profits from the dam will be used to starve, enslave and make them homeless and destitute for a very long time. Nile waters created the first civilization in the world which is an Egyptian/African civilization. This civilization lasted for thousands of years while white people were cave dwelling hunters and gatherers. In other wards, we the African people were civilized and had advanced economies for thousands of years before the white people caught up after they learned how to be civilized from Africans.

    Moron lala,

    You said dirty poor Egypt. It is like saying to your class mate who got a D on exam stupid even though you got an F on the same exam. A civilized person will keep his mouth shut because he or she does not want to shame themselves a lot more by shaming someone who is in a lot better state than they are. Only a typical shit eating TPLF/EPRDF slave will make such statement. EHIOPIA IS OVER 4X POORER THAN EGYPT EVEN THOUGH IT IS ENDOWED WITH 100X MORE NATURAL RESOURCES. IT IS BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN CURSED WITH POOR AND CORRUPT LEADERSHIP. In 2016 the GDP of 102 million Ethiopians was 72 billion and that of the 95 million Egyptians was 336 billion. GDP per capita of 102 Ethiopians in 2016 was $511.00, very poor indeed, and that of 95 million Egyptians is $2724.00. NUMBERS DON’T LIE. ONE PLUS ONE WILL REMAIN TWO FOREVER.

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