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    Ethiopia delegate to the Security Council meeting: Egypt overlooks the sea and can desalinate sea water!


    On Monday evening, Ethiopian delegate to the United Nations, Ambassador Taye Assaki Selassi, confirmed his refusal to refer the file of the Renaissance Dam crisis to the UN Security Council, indicating that it is looking for using its resources in a reasonable way after being deprived of it.

    Ethiopian delegate to the United Nations, during his speech before the Security Council session on the Renaissance Dam, believes that the African Union is making great efforts in that issue, saying: "The African Union has the will and experience in seeking an agreement on the Renaissance Dam."

    He called on the Security Council to let the issue take its course in the African Union.

    He said: "We do not believe that the issue of the Renaissance Dam has a legal place in the Security Council today. The issue of the Renaissance Dam was submitted to the Security Council in an unfair manner."

    He pointed out that Ethiopia will not cause harm to Egypt or Sudan, adding, "We have a national duty to protect our people and achieve prosperity for it."

    He stressed that any future conflict on water rights between the three countries should be referred to the presidents of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia.

    The delegate of Ethiopia stated that Egypt has taken unilateral steps, adding that his country believes that it is dividing the waters of the Nile in a fair manner, especially after the Ethiopian people suffered from poverty, as it is an Ethiopian right to develop the country.


    “The Nile River is an important source of life for Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan, and it is also a source of economic growth for all the Nile Basin countries,” said the delegate of Ethiopia.

    He added that there was an agreement in 1995 on the safety of water passage, pointing out that Egypt had taken an individual decision to implement the Toshka project, which consumes a lot of water.

    He continued: "We filed a complaint in 1995 in protest against this project and therefore there were previous unilateral steps by Egypt," stressing that Africa suffers from water scarcity, but this does not negate Ethiopia's right to benefit from water.

    He pointed out that his country seeks to build the Renaissance Dam for Development, adding, "There were many opportunities to talk about how to benefit and participate in the waters of the Nile River, and there should be fair discussions between the three parties."

    For his part, Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, affirmed that the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam threatens the welfare and existence of millions of Egyptians and Sudanese, pointing out that no threat to Egypt's water security is allowed.

    The Egyptian Foreign Minister said during his speech: "Failure to reach an agreement on the Renaissance Dam would increase disputes in the region."

    "The move must be taken firmly to end unilateral moves on the Renaissance Dam. We want to reach a fair agreement," he added.

    Shukri said: "The Renaissance Dam is a giant program that Ethiopia has built on the Nile that could endanger security and food for another country."

    "While we realize the importance of the project for the development of Ethiopia, we support this, but it is important that they realize that this dam threatens the presence of millions of Egyptians and Sudanese," he said.


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    Shukri to the delegate of Ethiopia: I reject your accusations and interference in the Egyptian affairs

    A verbal altercation erupted between the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, on Monday evening, and the Ethiopian delegate at the United Nations, Ambassador Tai Asqi Selassi, during the special session of the Security Council on the Renaissance Dam.

    During the session, the delegate of Ethiopia said that the council should support the African Union in negotiating between Egypt and Ethiopia regarding the Renaissance Dam, considering that Cairo had not shown flexibility in negotiations with Addis Ababa during the meetings that brought together the two sides.

    The Egyptian Foreign Minister responded, saying that his country did not accuse any country of accusation, just as Ethiopia had done with Egypt, which it accused of being inflexible and unilaterally acting in advance, indicating that this is interference in the country's internal affairs.

    "I reject all accusations of the Ethiopian side, we negotiated with you within 10 years. We have honored all pledges to reach an agreement," he added.

    The Ethiopian delegate replied, "We have not interfered in any internal affairs of Egypt," adding, "The Security Council's complaint submitted by Egypt confirms that it is going in a way other than the path of the African Union, which we met several days ago."

    Earlier, Shukry stressed that the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam threatens the welfare and existence of millions of Egyptians and Sudanese, pointing out that no threat to Egypt's water security is allowed.

    "The failure to reach an agreement on the Renaissance Dam would increase disputes in the region," the Egyptian foreign minister said during his speech to the Security Council's special session on the Renaissance Dam.

    "The move must be taken firmly to end unilateral moves on the Renaissance Dam. We want to reach a fair agreement," he added.

    Shukri said: "The Renaissance Dam is a giant program that Ethiopia has built on the Nile that could endanger security and food for another country."


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    Really stupid comments from this ignorant Ethiopian..How can Egypt affect up stream..???
     
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    Saudi Arabia: We refuse the compromising of the water security of Egypt and Sudan

    Saudi News Agency / # Urgent # Council of Ministers affirms that the water security of the Republics of Egypt and Sudan is an integral part of Arab security and rejects any action or measure that affects the rights of all parties in the waters of the Nile, and the need to resume negotiations to reach a fair agreement.

     
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    US Ambassador to the Security Council: No unilateral action should be taken on the Renaissance Dam
     
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    Egypt may as well suck it and find another way to alleviate future water shortages..The British agreement lost its effectiveness...War or posturing is not the way to solve the water dispute with Ethiopia...
     
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    what type of military option does egypt even have here? you cant really bomb a dam.... id be really intrested in reading some sort of military analysis on this if anyone finds one
     
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    Apparently there is quite a bit of rioting going on in Ehtiopia and mainly in Addis Ababa because of this popular Oromos singer who was killed.

    Deadly protests erupt in Ethiopia over killing of popular Oromo singer
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    At least 50 protesters and security force personnel were killed during deadly protests in Ethiopia on Tuesday, Reuters has reported.

    Citing spokesperson for the Oromia regional government, Getachew Balcha, Reuters said the protests took place following the killing of prominent Oromo singer and musician, Hachalu Hundessa.

    The 34-year-old popular singer, songwriter, and activist, known for his political and revolutionary songs, was shot dead on Monday evening in a suburb of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

    At least 80 were injured in the protests that have spread across Oromia region in Ethiopia. Others were arrested, including prominent Ethiopian politician and member of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress Party, Jawar Mohammed.

    Internet access across Ethiopia was cut on Tuesday, according to a Tweet by Netblocks, an internet-monitoring NGO.

    Also on Tuesday, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed expressed, via Twitter, his condolences over Hundessa’s death. Ahmed called the singer’s killing “an evil act”, and added that an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Hundessa’s death is currently underway.

    “This is an act committed and inspired by domestic and foreign enemies in order to destabilize our peace and to stop us from achieving things that we started,” Ahmed tweeted. He also urged Ethiopian citizens to keep the peace.


    Ethiopian Police said, on Tuesday, that a number of people were killed and injured in three deadly blasts in Addis Ababa.

    Hundessa’s songs focused on the rights of his native Oromo people, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group.

    He was considered a voice of his people, speaking up about their political and economic marginalisation. Hundessa’s songs inspired three years of sustained mass protests that led to the 2018 resignation of previous Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

    The singer and activist had been also jailed for five years, at aged 17, over his participation in protests. In order to honour his extensive work and activism, Hundessa was chosen as OPride’s Oromo Person in 2017.


    “In picking Hachalu as our person of the year, we are honouring not only the gallant generation whose hearts he speaks to with his bold lyrics but also his mother, as well as his hometown, Ambo, the indomitable bastion of Oromo resistance against successive Ethiopian rulers, a place worthy of all honours in and of its own rights,” OPride.com said at that time.

    Sarah Jackson, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, said on Tuesday that authorities in Ethiopia must conduct prompt and independent investigations into Hundessa’s killing.

    “There must be justice for the killing of Hachalu Hundessa,” Jackson said, “The musician’s songs rallied the country’s youth in sustained protests from 2015 leading to the political reforms witnessed in the country since 2018.”


    Earlier in October 2019, dozens were killed in protests that erupted against Ahmed, in solidarity with Ethiopian politician Jawar Mohammed who accused Abiy “of acting like a dictator”.

    Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea”.

    In March 2020, Ethiopia postponed parliamentary elections scheduled for August due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In June, the Ethiopian Parliament extended Ahmed’s mandate as prime minister for an additional year.

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    These are pics circulating on Twitter supposedly of the demonstrations violence, but not verified.

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    Another article from Washington Post fearing 80 people could be dead in the clashes.

    Al Jazeera

    Ethiopia: Military deployed after more than 80 killed in protests

     
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    Yes I was just reading it..
    The same ethnic origin as the current president.. but it seems he is considered an outcast now..
     
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    They could have, and should have from the very beginning launched an air campaign -- still can if they don't mind the after effects, couple of dead to secure the country's future.
     
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    Total failure of this. Lies on the past military dictators in Cairo. How shocking is that then

    Ethiopia is now in control of this important Horn of Africa region

    through it’s mega dam. as the only source of energy for this region, up to 5 countries to benefit from it

    another dictator, in Cairo now. his brain span is focused on Turkey which I don’t get how Egypt’s benefits from this.

    Apart from the big pay off he gets from the gulf for this role

    so, if I was in addis ababa now. Id be very confident in this dams completion.
     
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    You should familiarize yourself a bit more with the situation and especially the history of the whole thing. The completion of the dam is not the problem. The time to fill it is the primary issue. We don't want them not to have a dam and benefit from it!? Couldn't be further from the truth. We just want them to fill it a bit slower than they say they're going to so it doesn't impact downstream as much. And we've been trying to negotiate a fair settlement on the dam for 10 bloody years now. This isn't something that we just woke up and realized was happening. My goodness.

    Oh and Turkey bringing 6000+ Syrian mercenaries terrorist thugs next door is definitely a security issue that we need to worry about. You need to look at both sides of the coin, not just the one you support.

    And as far as timing for doing anything militarily, it's probably much better to hit it while it's filled up and has all that hydro-static pressure against it to help in the impact of its destruction instead of using a lot of munitions. So that shouldn't be an issue at all, although we much prefer not to go that route. It's a simple solution to please all parties but the Ethiopians are being difficult about it from the start.
     
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