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    Post  ahmedfire Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:09 pm

    Egypt’s Sisi says response will be felt if water supply affected by dam


    Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Tuesday that there would be severe regional consequences if Egypt’s water supply was impacted by a giant hydropower dam being built by Ethiopia.

    “I’m not threatening anyone here, our dialogue is always reasonable and rational,” Sisi said in a response to a question about any risk to Egypt.

    “I say once again no one can take a drop from Egypt’s water and if it happens there will be inconceivable instability in the region.”

    https://english.alarabiya.net/News/middle-east/2021/03/30/Egypt-s-Sisi-says-response-will-be-felt-if-water-supply-affected-by-dam
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    Post  ahmedfire Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:11 pm



    Egyptian, Sudanese armed forces carry out joint air training

    he Egyptian and Sudanese air forces and special forces participated in a joint air exercise called “Nile Eagles-2” on Wednesday at the Marwa Air Base in Sudan.

    The training aimed to strengthen air operations and calculate the readiness of the forces to carry out joint operations.

    The two sides carried out a number of intense training exercises, the first stage of which entailed organizing and unifying currently existing concepts and skills from both sides.

    The sides also practiced joint attacks on enemy targets, as well as tactics to protect vital targets.

    Special forces on both sides continued training on storming operations, concealment, and camouflage operations.

    Lieutenant General Mohammed Othman al-Hussein, Chief of Staff of the Sudanese Armed Forces, inspected the forces participating in the training, and listened to a presentation of a summary of the training stages. He followed up the course of the attacks and the work of air training, praising the harmony he witnessed as both sides worked together.

    https://egyptindependent.com/egyptian-sudanese-armed-forces-carry-out-joint-air-training/
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    Post  George1 Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:36 pm

    As Ethiopia Completes Dam Project, Could Its Neighbours Go to War Over Waters of the River Nile?

    The river Nile is the longest river in the world - at least 4,000 miles long - but upstream it divides into the White Nile and the Blue Nile. The latter rises in the highlands of Ethiopia and Addis Ababa has enraged its neighbours with plans to dam the Blue Nile.

    Egypt sent a letter to the UN Security Council at the weekend to restate its "complete rejection" of Ethiopia's plans for filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

    Ethiopia began building the GERD, which would generate 6,000 megawatts of hydro-electric power, in 2011 and Egypt and Sudan, which are both downriver, have repeatedly complained that it would reduce the flow of the Nile.

    Sudan fears it will affect its own hydro-electric dams, which are considerably smaller than the GERD, while Egypt is worried the project would further reduce the flow of water to the Nile Delta and other farming areas.

    Last month, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and US President Joe Biden discussed the Nile dispute.

    Biden told Sisi: "Washington fully understands the utmost importance of this issue for the Egyptian people".

    A few days later Egypt and Sudan conducted a joint military exercise, Guardians of the Nile, which aimed to improve teamwork between the two armies and was also seen as a deliberate attempt to intimidate Ethiopia.

    Egypt is furious Ethiopia is refusing to recognise the 1959 Nile Waters agreement, which lays down how much water can be taken out of the mighty river.

    In the 1960s, Egypt’s President Gamal Abdel Nasser, with support from the Soviet Union, built a giant dam at Aswan but the difference was that it did not affect other countries because Sudan and Ethiopia were upriver of the Aswan High Dam, which produces 2.1 gigawatts of electricity and helps to regulate the flow of the Nile through Egypt.

    ​In February, the government of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said it would carry on with the second phase of filling up a 13.5-billion cubic metre reservoir behind the GERD dam this month.

    That would be on top of 4.9 billion cubic metres which was pumped into the reservoir last year.

    The Egyptian letter to the UN says Ethiopia is attempting to impose "a fait accompli" on Egypt and Sudan "through unilateral measures and steps that constitute a clear violation of the rules of international law".

    Last week, Egyptian Manpower Minister Mohamed Saafan told the International Labor Organization he felt Ethiopia's unilateral filling of the dam would significantly affect farmers in Egypt and Sudan.
    Farmers on a wasteland dried up that was once fertile and produced corn, cotton and wheat, in Fayoum, Egypt.
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    Farmers on land in Fayoum, Egypt which was once fertile and produced corn, cotton and wheat.

    On 10 June, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry spoke on the phone with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and urged the United Nations Security Council to push Ethiopia to engage seriously in the negotiations.

    Sudan has proposed inviting the UN, the African Union, the European Union and the United States to mediate on the issue but Ethiopia has refused.

    If Ethiopia, which is already mired in an internal conflict in its Tigray region, remains intransigent on the Nile issue, it raises the prospect of Egypt and Sudan launching a military mission.

    It may seem far-fetched but Egyptian plans could bomb the GERD to prevent the Ethiopians from filling the reservoir and starving the lower Nile of the water Egyptian and Sudanese farmers so badly need.

    That would be an act of war and is not something Egypt or Sudan would enter into lightly but the Nile is the life-force of both countries and its importance cannot be under-estimated.

    A military attack on the dam could trigger an international crisis and a regional war.

    Egypt's army is twice as big as Ethiopia but it is inexperienced as Egypt's last war was in 1973 when it lost to the Israelis, who ended up only 100 miles from Cairo.

    https://sputniknews.com/africa/202106141083146126-as-ethiopia-completes-dam-project-could-its-neighbours-go-to-war-over-waters-of-the-river-nile/
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    Post  ahmedfire Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:02 pm

    Egypt's army is twice as big as Ethiopia but it is inexperienced as Egypt's last war was in 1973 when it lost to the Israelis, who ended up only 100 miles from Cairo.

    Quite funny.

    When was the last time the EU in war with real opponent ? or last chinese war or we can consider the current civil war in Ethiopia makes the army there has more experience than Turkey ? Also that 100 miles is a mistake , it was 100 km actually because the battle itself was 120km away from Cairo lol and the Egyptian army was already in the Israeli occupied lands , but if the Israelis failed to conquer a small cities like Suez or Ismailia which located near to the battle front how the hell they can go to the capital and what is their logistic plan ,funny because that time there were hundreds of Egyptian tanks coming from the capital to support on the battle .

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    Post  Isos Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:08 am

    They can't do anything against Egypt. Thry have no airforce and no airdefence to counter egyptian fighter/bombers.

    Their ground force equipement is totally obsolate.

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