GERD Is Just a False Pretext for Egypt to Pressure Ethiopia

GERD Is Just a False Pretext for Egypt to Pressure Ethiopia

Egypt considers itself an aspiring hegemon that expects to wield transregional influence over North Africa, East Africa, and the Levant. It feels challenged by Ethiopia’s peaceful rise as a developmentally driven and fiercely sovereign Great Power due to the zero-sum influence exerted upon its decisionmakers by their American ally. Ethiopia planned third filling of the…

Egypt’s Worries about the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Egypt’s Worries about the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said his country was pursuing “diplomacy and patience” on the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) issue, although he added firmly that “no one will compromise on Egypt’s water quota.” This rather firm statement by the Egyptian President came after Ethiopia announced plans to unilaterally implement the third phase of filling…

Egypt & Its TPLF Proxies Are Plotting to Divide & Rule Ethiopia & Sudan

Egypt & Its TPLF Proxies Are Plotting to Divide & Rule Ethiopia & Sudan

What Cairo is cleverly doing is setting Sudan up to fail in an attempt to divide and rule both it and Ethiopia in order to create the conditions for exerting Egyptian hegemony over the wider region at both of their expense. Patriotic Sudanese probably already suspected that something foul was afoot but might not yet…

Egypt Decides to Save Itself from Hunger on its Own

Egypt Decides to Save Itself from Hunger on its Own

Video reports on national TV channels and the Internet about half-empty supermarket shelves in the US and Western Europe are causing widespread nervousness about the world’s food security prospects. Despite warnings from Moscow, no one in Europe took into account that with the introduction of provocative Russophobic sanctions, designed to cripple the Russian economy, essential…

Egypt and the GERD Issue

Egypt and the GERD Issue

African leaders are expected to head to Addis Ababa to attend the two-day African Union (AU) summit, scheduled to convene on February 5 and 6. The meeting will address a long list of conflicts — including militant and terrorist activities, management of natural resources, and internal disputes — that are stirring instability across the continent….

Russia and Egypt Strive to Ensure Food Security in Africa

Russia and Egypt Strive to Ensure Food Security in Africa

Despite modern agro-industrial technologies, the trend towards food shortages continues. This, in particular, is evidenced by the information published by the UN that up to 820 million people are starving in the world, which is about 10% of the world population.  There are more malnourished and hungry people around the world today than ever before, despite the…