Ethiopia spurns Egypt’s proposed World Bank mediation for Nile dispute

In an attempt to avert an armed clash, Cairo proposed to Addis Ababa that the World Bank mediate their dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in construction, that threatens to sharply reduce Egypt’s share of Nile waters. On Monday, Ethiopia turned the proposal down. Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan are reported in the last few days to be concentrating troops on their common borders. Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu has just ended a visit to Khartoum and is on his way to Cairo to try and allay Egyptian concerns and avert the outbreak of war in the Horn of Africa.


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6 thoughts on “Ethiopia spurns Egypt’s proposed World Bank mediation for Nile dispute

  • Jan 23, 2018 @ 21:32 at 21:32

    The ‘setting of the scene’ for Isaiah 19 continues to take place, albeit very slowly…

  • Jan 24, 2018 @ 2:15 at 2:15

    Many experts predicted Water “wars” at different areas in the world, here is the first one .

    • Jan 25, 2018 @ 1:28 at 1:28

      First huh?
      Try again, Arab springs a draught war that started in 2006. Israels annual rainfall is 15% of pre 2006 numbers and has stayed there for the last 12 years. Same conditions have prevailed over north africa and M.E.
      Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Iraq, Syria… Everyone of them, caused at least partially by a paucity of water.

      This is gonna be a big one. China has been arming Ethiopia since they started funding/building this project 5 years ago, Saudi Arabia has been funding the Egyptian buildup for similar period of time. Notice all the shiny new tanks and planes and ships egyptis been buying with money they dont have of late?

      Grab your popcorn kiddies, we’re about to see Africas largest military campaign since the Rommel last visited the region.

  • Jan 24, 2018 @ 5:35 at 5:35

    Good comment RD !
    – The river Nile will dry up – Isaiah 19v5
    – Egypt is ruined – Exodus 10v7
    And there are still some really intelligent people out there who think they know better than God and mock the Bible!
    – These mockers dont even know that they themselves are the proof of the end times – 2 Peter 3v3, Jude 1v18

    • Jan 24, 2018 @ 6:04 at 6:04

      Here is an opportunity for Israelis to sell their desalination plants .

      • Jan 25, 2018 @ 1:35 at 1:35

        Not how it works.
        Egypt relies on the Nile completely as its sole source of FREE water, it also provides over 70% of Egypts electricity through a dam the soviets built for them in the 30’s.
        This destroys egypt. Desal costs money, and requires electricity, both in large quantities. Unless you also give egypt free natural gas to go with all the desal plants you want to give them, its not an applicable solution. Egypt is the Nile, Egypt has been the Nile for over 5000 years. Look at a night photo of Egypt from space, all 80 million egyptians live on the Nile.

        Theres no easy simple solution here. Egypt is going to fight tooth and nail for its water. Ethiopia needs the dam to fund its continued growth (its been booming economically of late, this keeps it going). Besides, China payed for this Dam which will provide 40% of all Africas electricity, Ethiopia needs to be able to export most of that electricity to its neighbours if its to have any hope of paying the project off. China will not tolerate a default of this magnitude.
        Wars coming.


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