Nile the life­line

Gulf News - - Gulf / Region -

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.

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