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Ethiopia renews commitment to AU mediation in dam talks

Ethiopia's Foreign Ministry yesterday renewed its adherence to the mediation of the African Union to resolve the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) conflict with...

Egypt and Sudan sign defence pact and blame Ethiopia for stalled dam talks

Cairo vowed to move rapidly to aid Khartoum in any emergency and called for an international quartet to oversee Nile dam talks Egypt and Sudan...

Egypt in search of influence

President Sissi’s Egypt is an ally of the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel, but in contention with Libya and especially Ethiopia, the source of...

Egypt to start building high-speed railway from Red Sea to Mediterranean

Egypt and German’s Siemens recently signed an agreement to start establishing a high-speed railway network connecting the Red Sea and Mediterranean coasts, as part...

Egyptian who ruled in favor of ceding key islands to Saudi Arabia voted parliament speaker

Egypt’s parliament elected Hanafy Ali el-Gebaly as its new speaker, raising controversy as Gebaly chaired the Supreme Constitutional Court that validated an agreement under...

Egypt and Ethiopia blame Sudan for latest impasse in GERD talks

The latest round of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) talks wrapped up on the evening of 10 January after reaching another stalemate. But one...

Berenice in the Red Sea Rebus: What’s Still Vague in the Egypt-Saudi Alliance

Since 2013, Egypt has been strengthening its naval power: this particularly regards the strategic direction of the Red Sea. In fact, the military declared “strategic zones...

Sisi’s Egypt Moves from Military Economy to Family Firm

When Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi seized power in 2013, he inherited a military economy under the control of the officer corps and primarily...

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