25/06/2013

Rivalry over the River: Egypt’s Disorder and the New Geopolitical Order

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Rivalry over the River: Egypt’s Disorder and the New Geopolitical Order

By Shahrazad Far, associated researcher at MEDEA Institute

Nile water governance has always been the point of contention amongst the ten Nile basin countries. But an unprecedented escalation has been recently witnessed in the decades-long dispute, which has increasingly become pressing in the last decade. At the frontline of the dispute are two of the richest civilizations in Africa, namely Egypt and Ethiopia, who share a long history of rivalry centered on the Nile, dating back to their ancient kingdoms.

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