Thursday, 25 June 2015

After 15 years of unity, where are the fruits of Nile Basin Initiative?

A lady serves Ethiopian coffee at a recent regional meeting in Addis Ababa

On March 3, the water and foreign affairs ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, signed a Declaration of Principles (DoP) over Ethiopia’s new project, the Grand Renaissance Dam on River Nile, . Much trumpeted, this feat, significant in many ways in its own right, was outside of the wider Nile Basin cooperation arrangements under the Nile Basin Initiative, into which so many millions of dollars have been invested. This reflects broader challenges facing regional cooperation along the Nile. As much as there are achievements, questions still linger over the future of the cooperation between Nile states. Read more

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