Nile the lifeline
The Nile Delta and its resources remain an ultra-sensitive topic. President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi has made the Nile’s water a “life or death issue”, particularly in the framework of negotiations with Sudan as well as Ethiopia.
Cairo fears Addis Ababa’s controversial Grand Renaissance Dam will bring consequences downstream. Egypt has two priorities in combating its water scarcity dilemma: tackling overpopulation and defending the country’s interests against Ethiopia’s dam.