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Negotiations between the ten countries of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), April 13 in Sharm Al-Sheikh, hit the wall over Cairo’s refusal to give its stamp of approval to a new Nile water share plan that could see a reduction of its water quota. Egypt enjoys more than half of the Nile River’s water resource by virtue of a treaty signed with Great Britain in 1929. According Mikaïl Barah, a researcher at the Institute of International and Strategic Relations (IRIS), Egypt has everything to gain by changing its attitude. Interview.

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Egypt better off settling water spat with Ethiopia led Nile Basin negotiations -
The commenter above thinks thinks that revising the colonial treaty will be a good solution to the somalian land issue, but do you know that the nile water treaty of 1929 was only between egypt and sudan while both are not contributing a drop of water on the river? anyhow you can argue and argue but in the end everyone has the right to its part, ethiopia will be using it even if war is looming...in the end death by hunger or a bullet are similar and why not die while fighting for you own better. - Saturday 9 April 2011 - 12:39

Egypt better off settling water spat with Ethiopia led Nile Basin negotiations -
One have to have in mind that it is a question of life or death for the Egyptians. By year 2025 the Nile river will not be able to cover the needs for irrigation. The number of Egyptians will due to the demographic picture increase very rapidly. And by year 2025 minimum 140 million people have to get its desalinated water from the Mediterranean Sea. The future prosperity is all due to water. pse read my blog at Google: perarneksrs The only solution is international cooperation - Tuesday 5 April 2011 - 09:44

Egypt better off settling water spat with Ethiopia led Nile Basin negotiations -
the way i see there's too many issues that we have to address if we are African countries. For example the land dispute hole across the continent especially the issue between Somalia Ethiopia and Kenya. If we truly want to change the pre- independent and colonial treaties let's start the Somalia land that Ethiopia and Kenya has taken under the treaties of the colonial era. If we want to get a solution all of our issues we need to start give back every land that has been taken wrong fully. - Sunday 20 February 2011 - 22:30



 


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