Egypt and Ethiopia Conflicted on Nile

Egypt and Ethiopia Conflicted on Nile

Cairo : Egypt | Jun 07, 2013 at 12:50 AM PDT
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Will The Nile War Take Place

Ethiopia wants to build a huge dam and therefore divert the Nile. Egypt responded with panic and alarming threats.

The life in Egypt is gifted by Nile, the longest river in the world which is 6650 Km long. In Egypt, there is almost no rain and life of today 85 Million people depend on the waters, carried by the Nile in the last quarter of its route. Ninety-five percent of the population manhandle in the Nile Valley and the Delta, even if both only make up five percent of the national territory. The rest is deserted and uninhabitable.

Since last week, however, Egypt fears for his millennia-coordinated water world. Cairo had surprised to watch as Ethiopia began in a cloak-and-dagger operation to divert the headwaters of the Blue Nile - hours after President Muhammad Mursi was left of his state visit from Addis Ababa.

Although this step uses not listed in the flow events, but lays the foundation for the further construction of the huge "Renaissance" dam, could abgraben a sensitive part of their Nile water with the Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt in the future.

Since change in Cairo outrage, threats and panic. Speedily overtook leader Mursi Defense, Interior Minister and intelligence chief meet in emergency session. It will "allow anyone to threaten Egypt's Nile water supply," he had then announce his spokesman. Military action against Ethiopia was discussed, but "definitely been discarded", launched a high-ranking officer of the newspaper Al Hayat.

A few days later, the president invited the warring parties in government and opposition politicians to the round table to breathe new life by his withered Nile National Dialogue.

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Zeeshan Ahmad is based in Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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