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Egypt casts about for ways to protect fisheries from GERD effects

Water scarcity is not the only danger Egypt fears from the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Egypt and Sudan are both concerned the GERD will undermine their agricultural sector and affect their food security. The African Union-sponsored talks on the GERD were suspended earlier this month.

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Beating the Drums of War? Egypt’s National Security Threat and the Nile Dispute

A huge number of studies have indicated that future conflicts in the Middle East and Africa would be a result of water resources. Twenty five years ago, Ismail Serageldin, an Egyptian vice president of the World Bank, warned that wars of the 21st century will be fought over water not …

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Water Rivalry on the Nile

Following Egypt’s January 25 uprising in 2011, Ethiopia started building a huge dam, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), upriver. The concrete volume of the dam is 10.5 million m3, making it the largest dam—per volume—in Africa. It is located on the Blue Nile, 700 kilometers northwest of the Ethiopian …

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