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Nile Dam Dispute Sudan

Sudan’s political crisis could complicate Nile dam dispute (Ayah Aman, Al Monitor)

Less than 24 hours after the coup by Sudanese army chief Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on Oct. 25 against the civilian element of the transitional period, the African Union (AU) suspended Sudan’s membership and participation in all of its activities.

This comes as the AU seeks a compromise formula between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia to resume negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). These African efforts follow the presidential statement on the GERD adopted by the UN Security Council calling for a resumption of the AU-led negotiations.

Sudan’s political crisis could complicate Nile dam dispute – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

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Ethiopia Nile Dam Dispute

Ethiopia’s crisis on the Blue Nile (Aly Verjee, The Interpreter)

Amid an increasingly bitter war and an impending famine in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, there is still, perhaps, one issue that unites Ethiopians, no matter their political views: that their country has the absolute right to develop and use its hydroelectric potential on the Blue Nile (or as the river is named in Ethiopia, the Abay). And that potential is on the cusp of being realised.

Ethiopia’s crisis on the Blue Nile (lowyinstitute.org)

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Brazil Egypt Nile Dam Dispute

Egypt seeks Brazil’s support in Nile dam dispute (George Mikhail, Al-Monitor)

Egypt is trying to win Brazil’s support in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) crisis by capitalizing on Brazil’s accession in June to the nonpermanent membership of the United Nations Security Council.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi discussed with Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao, during his visit to Cairo Sept. 28 the latest developments regarding the GERD crisis, including the recent statement by the presidency of the UN Security Council.

Egypt seeks Brazil’s support in Nile dam dispute – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East