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ETHIOPIA’S CAPTURE OF THE BLUE NILE
In addition to Egypt’s latest political turmoil, its government is extremely worried about Ethiopia’s newest dam on the headwaters of the Blue Nile. The Blue Nile is the leading source of water for the north-flowing Nile. Fears in Egypt and the Sudan are that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will radically reduce the Nile’s flow.
Ethiopia seeks to become a major exporter of electricity. Its leaders are hoping that exports of electricity to neighboring countries within a decade will surpass coffee as a source of revenue. Ethiopia’s latest hydroelectric project (GERD) will reduce the flows to the Nile Valley. Because the Nile is Egypt’s “lifeline” in its desert environment, the dependability of its flows are critical downstream.
It is funny to see the author concerned about indigenous people . If so I want to see on the next issue how Millions of indigenous Red Indians was killed during the Establishment of USA or more than century old systematic racism in developed world. I am sure Ethiopia will find a common ground with Egyptian and will use Abay(Nile) for our common interest.so we do need the author’s arbitration.
God bless Ethiopia and Egypt
well,well! look who is on the stage now. the infamous National Geo.
This blogger is a confused and amateur one. I can bet he either wrote this article while sleep walking or after he is paid by the bunch of loosing enemies of my country. I am really getting nervous by these racist and haters,the likes of Al jazeera,and now National Geographic bloggers.
God loves Ethiopia. Let our enemies burn and burn in hell.
didn`t post my comment on national Geographic. By the way toooooooo sad and shaming for this renomated Organisation to post such idiotic and falsified Report.
I wrote him that the GERD is designed, projekted and constructed by top-proffesional not by foolish persons like him. Further he removed (reedited) his original Posting in which he called the GERD as a distructive Damm. He may be an egytian Agent or a servant of british colonial Master who gets now a red eye to see our development. Thanks nazret.com
This intellectually lazy article,a typical shinning example of ” write articles and make money “philosophy,no suprise there . What can one expect from those three writers , whose knowledge and understanding of the issue based on malevolence and ignorance ? no-brainer, if one would say, the ludicrousness of the article ,it is kind of an enigma ,though, that National Geographic associate it self with the article.
Perfunctory writing is the name of the game for this bunch of racist when they put mind and soul together to make sense of any development work in Africa , as long as ” the biood diamond ” comin`down.
Proud to be an Ethiopian and African
1. Egyptians burned U.S flag in 2012
2. Egyptians attacked U.S embassy in 2012
3. Egyptians called for the outer of U,S diplomats from the country
4. We know Egyptians were involved in 9/11 attack
5. We recently heard Egyptians chant slogans against Israel and U.S
U.S policy towards Egypt is too careless and doesn’t take into account reality on the ground
• We need to speak the truth load and clear until they hear us:
1. Egyptians burned U.S flags just in 2012
2. Egyptians attacked U.S embassy just last year
3. last year many Egyptians called the ouster of U.S diplomats from Egypt
4. We all know that Egyptians, that studied in Egypt Universities, were key players in attacking U.S on 9/11
5. just recently Egyptians were chanting slogans against Israel and U.S
Egypt is no friend to U.S and Israel, despite U.S aid
so we need to tell this truth loud and clear until the American people understand that Egypt if far from being a friend to U.S
and U.S policy towards Egypt that entails poring billions of dollars is detached from the reality on the ground
80% of Ethiopians don’t have electric power. Yet, according to Egypt, these Ethiopians can not use the water that passes by their door to get hydro electric power. I just don’t understand it. Egypt is not saying let us use this water together, rather Egypt says don’t touch it. I mean, are we living in the 21st century or are we living in some colonial era?
It is just like your neighbor telling you not to use electric light or watch TV, or drive your won car, even though these are in your home and belong to you. Or consider China telling U.S. not to use the 405 freeway in California, or China telling U.S not to use any of the beaches in Florida.
This is not all
Egypt says there is an agreement that was signed in 1929 and 59? that gives it the right of the water and tells Ethiopia you can’t touch the water even if it is within your territory. Mind you, Ethiopia never signed this agreement and was never part of it. How on earth is one expected to abide by a contract it never signed and it never was a part of????
This is not all
The African Union has suspended the current regime of Egypt since its founding principles dictate the suspension of a regime that over throws a democratically elected president. Mind you, Ethiopia can not communicate with this regime since AU does not yet accept it. Yet, Egypt continues to make threats against Ethiopia and for Ethiopia to do work with this regime before it is accepted by the AU. It is sad. Africans should stand up to Egypt to stop its bully.
It is beyond logic; defies any commonsense; it is outrageous’ and it is nonsense.
Even though Egypt’s actions and threats are beyond any commonsense, the dam does not affect the amount of water that flows to Egypt.
All commonsense people; all Africans should stand up to Egypt to stop its bullying of Ethiopia.
The writers of the above article have no care for any single Ethiopian. It is sad but when they pretend they care about an Ethiopian, that is a joke. 80% of Ethiopians don’t have electricity. That means, unlike the writers of the article, 80% of Ethiopians live in a dark and use firewood for light. Remember, that is for all their life. The writers on the other hand have lived with non stop electric light watching TV and taking hot baths, ride g a roller coaster and storing their food in a refrigerator, using washer and dryer… none of these the 80% were unlucky to have…now dos that in any way make these writers feel a bit sorry about Ethiopians right to use the Nile? No, they are paid and sponsored by Egypt. In front of such liars and selfish ones who write in the name of scholars to mislead people, ignoring the plight of millions, is the saddest thing that we can see but there is also truth and God. It is a new low for the institutions they are working in and they are a disgrace
Nazret, please give us their e-mails so that we can write to them directly about the plight of 80% of Ethiopian who live and die without seeing any electric light
76 million people living in a dark without electric light, without a refrigerator to store fresh food or a deep freezer, or a stove or a microwave, never having a hot bath, never watching a TV or any movie, without a washer or dryer,
The plight of 76 million Ethiopians bullied and sabotaged by Egypt
80% of Ethiopians don’t have electricity. That means, 80% of Ethiopians live in a dark and use firewood for light. Remember, that is for all their life. The writers on the other hand have lived with nonstop electric light watching TV and taking hot baths, riding a roller coaster and storing their food in a refrigerator, using washer and dryer… none of these the 80% were unlucky to have…now does that in any way make these writers feel a bit sorry about Ethiopians right to use the Nile?
The plight of 80% Ethiopian that have lived all their lives without electric light trough the dark, using firewood, never having refrigerator, never having a stove, never having a microwave, never having a washer or dryer, never having a dishwasher, never having a TV, never having a hot bath,
76 million people, yes 76 million people, lived in the dark and will die in the dark for never being lucky to have access to electric light despite having the Nile passing by their door, because the Egypt bullies doing everything to stop them from using the river that passes by their door. 76 million Ethiopians live and die in the dark without electric power, allowed by the bullies of Egypt to watch the river that passes by their door but bullied not to touch it
Now isn’t the plight of these 76 million Ethiopians worth writing???????????????????????? Where is the article about the lives of the 76 million Ethiopians that live in the dark without access to electric light?????
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