Monday, June 10, 2013

Egyptian warning over Ethiopia Nile dam "all options are open"

(Jun 10, 2013, (BBC))--Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has said "all options are open" to deal with any threat to his country's water supply posed by an Ethiopian dam. Mr Morsi said he was not "calling for war", but that he would not allow Egypt's water supply to be endangered.

Egypt was apparently caught by surprise when Ethiopia started diverting the Blue Nile last month, amid works to construct a hydroelectric dam. The river is a tributary of the Nile, on which Egypt is heavily dependent.

The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is a $4.7bn (£3.1bn) project that Ethiopia says will eventually provide 6,000 megawatts of power. It says the Blue Nile will be slightly diverted but will then be able to follow its natural course. "Egypt's water security cannot be violated at all," Mr Morsi said on Monday. "As president of the state, I confirm to you that all options are open." Read more from BBC »

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1 comment:

haimy said...

All the war in the world crated with the scold English involvement … see India & Pakistan …
Go to Eritrea & Ethiopia. Somalia… even Sudan…. Aboriginals killing in Australia the long south African apart ide.. The Koreans Even American war started with births interest and evil plan the world horrific Rwanda Jonoside!! The so-called ‘obscene’ gap between understanding our problems bay our self or lessening from others what is our problem
What is our problem Bing poor nations.. Don’t take you mind from your real problem towards to the artificially designed problem of ours by media and the western interest…
As long as they get our resources no body care for Africa … UN.. You name it we must care for each other and make the 100 years mistake again.
Way the British government do not take responsibility for what they did planted in the past grow to today’s conflict result to this world and the horn of Africa?
I like to say , Ethiopian Sudan all of African have to recognize the evil idea of the past and work toward the new Africanism lives and continuing living together to fight poverty and live comfortably with each other now

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