Negotiations on the Ethiopian Dam Fail: Africa faces a new war


The negotiations that began again between Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia under the patronage of Washington on the implementation of the Renaissance hydroelectric power station project failed. Addis Ababa did not heed the arguments of Khartoum and Cairo to gradually fill the dam with water - otherwise Egypt and Sudan could lose their crops due to the drought. In this regard, Africa may face a new armed conflict.


The document, adopted by the Ethiopian authorities, departs from previously agreed attitudes and principles reached in the negotiations with the mediation of the USA and the World Bank. Such an approach can have far-reaching consequences for the situation in the entire region.

- appears in the statement of the Ministry of Water Resources of Egypt.

Since 2012, Ethiopia has been building the Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile, flowing through the territories of Egypt and Sudan. The country's authorities plan to begin filling out the hydraulic structure already in July - this will require about 74 billion cubic meters of water. Moreover, Addis Ababa insists on the rapid filling of the dam - in three years. Cairo and Khartoum do not agree with this - according to local experts, the filling should be gradual - within ten years, otherwise, due to lack of water, drought may begin and the crop will die.

In this situation, the lands of Egypt will suffer the most. But the authorities of the country cannot prevent the construction, as the world community will not allow armed confrontation with Ethiopia. It is reported by Al-Monitor.

Meanwhile, according to Arabic Defense, authorities in South Sudan agreed to deploy Egypt’s military base in the country - it will be located just near the dam. The base will house hundreds of Egyptian soldiers ready to carry out any orders from Cairo.

Ethiopia's answer unfolded S-300 air defense systems in the immediate vicinity of the hydroelectric power station.
  • Photos used: Facebook / Grand-Ethiopian-Renaissance-Dam
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 12 June 2020 17: 12
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    Negotiations on the Ethiopian Dam Fail: Africa faces a new war

    - Well ...- I personally ...- looked into the water ...
    - In the subject -

    "Site to strike: Egypt is given a base next to the Ethiopian dam"

    ... - I personally have already written that it is unlikely that Egypt will be given such a trump card - to build a military base next to the Ethiopian dam; and that the same Israel is not interested in this; since in today's "brotherly friendship" between Egypt and Israel, an "imbalance" may occur ... - And what is this imbalance ... - but in the fact that Egypt will increase its influence in this region ... and slowly begin to slip out of influence of Israel ... - And Israel needs it ???
    - So ... as it turned out ...- Israel does not need this at all ...
    - True, two "very influential site" Israelis tried to guide me on the "true path" and convince me otherwise .. - but they only convinced themselves ... - they so wanted ...
    1. Sergey Sfiedu Offline Sergey Sfiedu
      Sergey Sfiedu (Sergey Sfyedu) 12 June 2020 19: 23
      +1
      Under the emperor, Israel was very friendly with Ethiopia. What about now?
      1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
        Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 12 June 2020 19: 45
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        Now, too, the relationship is quite normal.
    2. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
      Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 12 June 2020 19: 48
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      What is the "influence of Israel" in Egypt? And what is the matter of Israel to the Ethiopian-Egyptian threes? And in general, Israel has full-fledged diplomatic relations with both Egypt and Ethiopia, and it will in every way distance itself from this conflict.
      1. Dear sofa expert. 12 June 2020 21: 57
        +4
        Israel has full diplomatic relations with Egypt and Ethiopia, and it will in every way distance itself from this conflict.

        Well, you won’t be able to completely distance yourself ..

        However, these attempts were unsuccessful - and the "Great Ethiopian Renaissance" was built.
        To defend it from the air, Addis Ababa acquired the SPYDER-MR air defense systems developed by the Israeli consortium Rafael (Aviation Industry).

        Upon learning of the upcoming deal, Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi personally addressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a request not to sell Ethiopia these weapons, but his appeal was ignored, like others sent through diplomatic and military channels.

        As a result, according to Debka, in May, with the assistance of Israeli military advisers around the Great Ethiopian Renaissance, the creation of an air defense defense ring began, the main element of which was Israeli Spiders.

        In Cairo, this was perceived as an openly anti-Egyptian step on the part of Jerusalem, which caused tension in relations between our countries.

        http://archive.9tv.co.il/news/2019/07/07/272369.html
        1. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
          Alexzn (Alexander) 12 June 2020 22: 34
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          And who said it would be easy? On the one hand, we are interested in developing ties with Ethiopia, with which we actively helped in the war with Eritrea and with whom we have historical ties, on the other hand, bringing the crisis with Egypt to the detriment is not in the interests of Israel. Let's try not to get pulled by the very tomatoes.
          1. Dear sofa expert. 12 June 2020 22: 42
            +4
            It’s hard for me to judge, but it seems to me that Israel could help Ethiopia solve the problem of electricity supply in a different way. Technology allows. Then there would be no need for a dam. There would be no reason for the conflict of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia.
            1. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
              Alexzn (Alexander) 12 June 2020 23: 01
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              Electricity is important, but the main thing is water! Ethiopia is landlocked to use Israeli desalination technology, Ethiopia's water resources are very scarce and the country is constantly suffering from drought. It turns out that Ethiopia largely wants to solve its problems at the expense of Sudan and Egypt. The position of Israel in the conflict between Sudan and South Sudan is indirectly important. Clew.
        2. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
          Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 12 June 2020 22: 57
          -3
          Debka? Reference jaundice. You would also give a link to AIDS-Info.
          1. Dear sofa expert. 12 June 2020 22: 59
            +3
            Debka? Reference jaundice. You would also give a link to AIDS-Info.

            You know better who is yellow there and who is blue.
            1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
              Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 12 June 2020 23: 03
              -3
              Yes, that's why I say that referring to Debka is bad.
              1. Dear sofa expert. 12 June 2020 23: 06
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                Yes, that's why I say that referring to Debka is bad.

                For God's sake. But I wonder who this Debka writes for.
                1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
                  Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 13 June 2020 09: 08
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                  Well, and for whom does all Russian jaundice write? For people interested in "fried". Read more - more dough.
                  1. Dear sofa expert. 13 June 2020 10: 10
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                    more dough.

                    More blah blah, you probably wanted to say?
                    1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
                      Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 13 June 2020 10: 59
                      -5
                      Mostly it’s money. The circulation is the most important thing, and on the Internet too.
                      1. Dear sofa expert. 13 June 2020 11: 46
                        +3
                        Mostly it’s money. The circulation is the most important thing, and on the Internet too.

                        Yeah .. that is, the circulation is still large?
                        Otherwise, the market rule: demand dictates supply - it would be wrong.

                        But since there is such a great demand, then you all of these your “compatriots” (by the way, and you, as well as those who sheltered you) - you call politely dumbfounded?
                      2. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
                        Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 13 June 2020 11: 58
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                        As already written, there are enough boobies everywhere - both among current compatriots and among former compatriots. It is human nature to search for something “fried”.
            2. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
              Alexzn (Alexander) 12 June 2020 23: 19
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              Not always. Those who follow the events know that often Debka merges facts that officialdom cannot bring to the attention of the public. True, you must be aware of current events and understand where the drain, and where the yellowness.
  2. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 12 June 2020 21: 07
    +1
    Egypt is slipping away from the influence of Israel ... I "laugh".
    Both Egypt and Ethiopia have their own reasons; we can witness the war for water. The region is not the first and, I am afraid, not the last. Turkey was on the verge of war with Syria about 15 years ago, 40 years ago, Israel and Syria.
    Israel in the situation with the dam, well, from no direction, like Russia. Russia supplied weapons to both countries, Israel supplies Ethiopia with good relations with Egypt. Both Russia and Israel are not interested in a conflict that could put them in a difficult position. Most likely, both countries will take a neutral position of non-intervention. Russia will try to be a mediator, Israel cannot even theoretically be such because of the extremely high degree of mistrust on the part of the Egyptians, who consider Israel to be their number one enemy. Only people who absolutely do not understand the local specifics can talk about Egypt’s withdrawal from the influence (?!) Of Israel. It may be nice to read about the influence of Israel on Egypt, but this is frank stupidity. Yes, Sisi is considered with the interests of Israel, but only where they coincide with the Egyptian. Not more!
  • Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 12 June 2020 18: 09
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    Let them fight, the tension on the planet needs to be somehow nullified, and even weapons are becoming obsolete, it’s time to use them too, selling them to the African tribes, i.e. for our defense industry there will be work and profit.
  • greenchelman Online greenchelman
    greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 12 June 2020 19: 08
    +3
    Sudan and South Sudan are two different states ...
  • Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 12 June 2020 21: 15
    -1
    Quote: Sergey Sfyedu
    Under the emperor, Israel was very friendly with Ethiopia. What about now?

    There are about 150 thousand Ethiopian Jews in Israel, relations with Ethiopia are quite good. Especially on agricultural issues (drip irrigation).
  • vladislav.tenischev (Vladislav Tenishchev) 13 June 2020 18: 42
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    It turns out that the world does not only live in conflict in the Donbass. There are others that are far more dangerous.
  • ustal51 Offline ustal51
    ustal51 (Alexander) 13 June 2020 20: 17
    +1
    Sudan and Egypt have the right to destroy the Ethiopian dam, as well as Russia - the Kherson ...