Tag: Nile

    Why do the 11 countries that rely on the Nile need to reach a river deal soon

    More than 300 million people rely on the waters of the River Nile. The Nile river basin contains over 10% of Africa’s landmass in 11 countries: Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Egypt, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, and Kenya. Many of these countries rely almost exclusively on the Nile as their […]

    Talk about the environmental and economic impacts of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

    With a current water volume of around 7 billion cubic meters retained in the reservoir of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and an agreement on its initial filling and operation still beyond reach, Egypt and Sudan remain concerned about the future usage of downstream Nile flow. Egypt has resorted to diplomatic efforts to leverage pressure […]

    China in the neo-colonial race for Africa: newcomers lucky?

    China is a relatively new investor and a specific investor. Along with the Russian and American models of building loyalist blocs in the international arena, China has developed its unique algorithm for economic expansion without being burdened by shared historical memory or the demands of democratic transformation. However, it is essential that potential partners do […]

    Battle for the Nile: Why Ethiopia’s GERD reservoir filling may be just the start of Egypt’s worries

    Amid calls for renewed talks and a last-minute UN intervention, the stark truth becomes apparent as Ethiopia begins filling the reservoir of its controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). There is simply not enough water to meet the rapidly growing needs of all 11 nations dependent on the Nile basin, Arab News reports. The GERD […]