Nile – Ethiopia vs. Egypt

UPI.com reported Egypt is looking to attack Ethiopia’s proposed Dam planned to be built on the Nile river. 

The basic justification is: you Ethiopia go hungry many times over, and we Egypt will consume 90%+ of the water, even though 80% of it comes from you Ethiopia. Basically saying, drop dead, you can’t have it.

Ethiopians have been screwed for millennia over this. Egypt was able to successfully block any kind of financing from any global organizations, while destabilizing the country by funding and arming insurgencies. 

Here we are, after hundreds of years, Ethiopia is fighting back, asserting its rights and obligations to use its natural resource not only provide basic needs to its people, but also thrive. Egypt, sensing this lopsided sweet deal that it enjoyed for many decades coming to an end, thumping its chest that it might invade Ethiopia.

The late Prime Minister said it best, “I am not worried that the Egyptians will suddenly invade Ethiopia. Nobody who has tried that has lived to tell the story. I don’t think the Egyptians will be any different and I think they know that,”.

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