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War over the Nile River? Egypt & Ethiopia argue over Nile water

ADDIS ABABA: War over the Nile River? It seems that every few weeks, commentary is published suggesting that Egypt and Ethiopia are ready for military battles over the future of the Nile River. This week, Robele Ababya wrote a piece titled “Likely war over the Blue Nile River?” that highlighted the growing concern in Ethiopia […]

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Diplomatic disputes over use of Nile water

Water is an emotive issue. It also adopts a political tone when it is used as a tool to control beliefs and opinions of a people. In places where economic systems of production vary — such agrarianism and pastoralism — water constitutes a serious security issue. In more ways than one, ‘hydro-politics’ — as the […]

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