Flashpoint on the Nile: Egypt Destabilizing EthiopiaBy Dr. Aklog BiraraJanuary 21, 2020 (Ezega.com) -- A flashpoint in current diplomatic relations in Africa today that can potentially lead to war is Egypt’s continued assertion that it will continue to exercise its hegemony over the Nile. This new spirit of cooperation and mutuality was welcomed by Ethiopia because it differed radically from previous positions Egypt held. He also declared that Egypt will henceforth stop supporting proxy wars with the intent of destabilizing Ethiopia. Egypt and Sudan allocated Nile Waters to themselves at the exclusion of Ethiopia and the other upstream riparian states. Despite this disadvantage, I suggest strongly that the most reasonable policy option is for Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to agree on an equitable and fair position that serves all countries in the long-term.
Source: Ethiopian News January 22, 2020 03:00 UTC