Egypt will not give up ‘‘a single drop of water’’… Ethiopia is building is an ‘‘act of defiance’’…

‘No Nile, no Egypt’, Cairo warns over Ethiopia dam

Egypt’s foreign minister, vowing not to give up “a single drop of water from the Nile”, said on Sunday he would go to Addis Ababa to discuss a giant dam that Ethiopia has begun building in defiance of Cairo’s objections.

Egypt’s PM says Ethiopian Nile dam “act of defiance,” vows Egypt will not cede a drop of water

Egypt is facing the prospect of a worsening water shortage when the so-called Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is completed.

Experts estimate that Egypt could lose as much as 20 percent of its Nile water in the three to five years needed for Ethiopia to fill a massive planned reservoir.

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, formerly known as the Millennium Dam and sometimes referred to as Hidase Dam, is an under construction gravity dam on the Blue Nile River about 40 km (25 mi) east of Sudan in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region ofEthiopia. At 6,000 MW, the dam will be the largest hydroelectric power plant in Africa when completed, as well as the 13th or 14th largest in the world sharing the spot with Krasnoyarskaya. The reservoir at 63 billion cubic meters will be one of the continent’s largest. The potential impacts of the dam have been the source of regional controversy. The Government of Egypt, a country who relies heavily on the waters of the Nile, protests the dam and its political leaders have discussed methods to sabotage it


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  • tom d

    here is a major drought all across North Africa then going across the Middle East and ending in Western China. This drought is going to cause many wars before who has water is decided. Israel once thought that they had a water piggy bank in Lebanon till Hezerbohall cleard their clock in 2006. Libia proved that water can be transported over long distance. The amazing undreound river constructed was destroyed when the old colonial powers invaded Libya to steal their gold.

  • Dave Phillips

    The people of these regions have long known the value of water, here in the developed world we take for granted the most precious commodity for granted, turn on a tap and cheap clean water is there for the taking. Little do we know that in coming years the security of water will outweigh oil, minerals, money, Nuclear power and many other commodities in value and strategic importance. Tom D is correct, wars will be fought over water, wars of extinction, there will be no room for the victors to support the vanquished with limited water resources, it will be all or nothing. Arable land will go hand in hand with this battleground and decide the future powers in the world, not shiny things and money, land and water and food, those will be the things that decide a countries or peoples status.

  • Pravda01

    Africa’s water reserve are much bigger than those of North American including Canada. Fracking and pollution will teach the Americans that they can only drive, but not eat or drink!

    Why do you think the Skankees have founded AFRICOM which creates war situations in Africa? Right! To steal African resources.

    • Dave Phillips

      Yep, as well as the gold and oil which companies have only scratched the surface on with their efforts to extract. Jobs for the boys when the place has been over run but water, that is the stuff of the future where wholesale elimination of the people in the way will occur.