The challenge for Abiy now is to ensure that there are no losers and winners at the end of the conflict. That is to say, the Tigrayan people must not feel they “lost.” So far, the government has done a commendable job of separating the TPLF leaders from the people in Tigray.
By: Neamin Zeleke There is a need to inform the world about the true nature of the conflict in Tigray region of Ethiopia. The conflict is between the Federal government and a regional party that just turned a rebel organization, Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). TPLF was once a dominant party in the EPRDF ruling... Continue Reading →
Aderru Janni email@example.com (Independent writer and consultant in Water and Environment Issues), 1. Nile and the GERD Context Ethiopia contributes over 85% the Nile flow. Egypt and Sudan share almost 100% of the Nile waters between them, as dictated by the infamous 1959 colonial era bilateral agreement. The rest of the 9 Nile basin countries including... Continue Reading →
By: Dejen Yemane Messele. (Lecturer of Law, Wollo University & PhD Student, Addis Ababa University, College of Law and Governance Studies) "Upon GERD’s completion and once it starts generating power, regional politics will essentially be shifted in many aspects." Launching the GERD equals cutting the Gordian knot of the Nile Politics GERD is the national... Continue Reading →
By: Berhanu F Alemaw, Ph.D., Professor and P.E. Water Resources Engineer. Semu Moges, Ph.D., P.E, Water Resource Consultant and Scientist, the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Team “Perhaps, the Nile is the only large river basin in the entire planet without inclusive framework agreement, legal and institutional regime for cooperative utilization of the basin. In addition, Nile is... Continue Reading →
"The fact that Ethiopia is a victim of this malicious doctrine, being a landlocked sub-Saharan African country, with multi-faceted socio-economic problems, makes it an exhibition of an appalling cruelty that must stop."
By: Aderru Janni (Independent Scholar and Researcher on water and environment) Thousands of years of culture, history, religion and most importantly the Nile waters have created strong bond among the peoples of Egypt, Ethiopia and the Sudan. It should be clear that no wicked force in the world can break these people to people cultural... Continue Reading →
By: Essayas Kaba, Ph.D., Geospatial Scientist; Feyera Aga Hirpa, Ph.D., Flood Data Scientist; Semu Moges, Ph.D., P.E, Water Resource Scientist, The Water-Energy-Food Nexus Team Ethiopia is in preparation to commence the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in July 2020, the middle of the wet season across Ethiopian highlands. It is the right... Continue Reading →
The agreement to resume talks was achieved after a video conference meeting between Sudan and Ethiopia's leaders.
Semu Moges (Ph.D., P.E.) argues Ethiopia, The Sudan and Egypt should immediately resuscitate the stalled tripartite diplomatic discussions on matters related to GERD. According to him, it is in the three countries' best interest to prioritize an agreement on issues pertaining to the filling of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The Tripartite Discussions in Context... Continue Reading →
By: Mekdelawit Messay Deribe (Independent scholar and researcher on Nile). "....we often hear how the Nile is synonymous with Egypt, so much so that people forget there are other countries in the basin. There is a hasty and outdated generalization that the Nile is a matter of life for Egypt and a mere matter of... Continue Reading →