President Hosni Mubarak with Burundian presidential adviser Mohammad Rokara

Burundi would never take a position that conflicted with Egypt’s interests

At a meeting with President Hosni Mubarak on Sunday, Burundian presidential adviser Mohammad Rokara said his country would never take a position that conflicted with Egypt’s interests. His statement came in response... Read more »
Tarek A. Ghoneim

‘Rainfall in Ethiopia is sufficient’ : Egypt Ambassador

‘New Nile agreement is not a settled deal,’ says Egyptian ambassador Ethiopia has many rivers and enough rainfall and this has to be taken into account when deciding on a new agreement... Read more »

Egyptian Foreign M. Abul Gheit upbeat about talks with Ethiopian officials over Nile waters

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abu Gheit was feeling positive about talks held in Addis Ababa between Ethiopian officials and himself and Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation, Fayza Abul Naga. The talks focused... Read more »

The threat of a water war over the Nile

Egypt and Sudan draw battle lines with upstream nations over access to the Nile NATIONS FIGHT over water, especially when access is curtailed or threatened, and there are the ingredients for a... Read more »

Nile agreement countries reject Egyptian pressure

* Group of five will not renege on deal * Sudan says “freezing” cooperation * New meeting called to tackle impasse By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA, June 27 (Reuters) – Five East... Read more »

Nile Basin Ministers to Meet in Ethiopia This Weekend

Ministers in charge of water in Nile basin states are scheduled to meet in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, this weekend for their Council of Ministers. In an e-mail sent to The... Read more »
A view of Assuan and Nile river

Who owns the Nile’s water?

Simon Kitra’s back garden looks out over the world’s second-largest freshwater lake. His front lawn opens on to the world’s longest river. If the 20-year-old Ugandan fisherman needs reminding of where his... Read more »

Nile basin states water Ministers to meet in Ethiopia next week

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle June 19, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) — Water Ministers from nine member states of the Nile Basin are scheduled to meet in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, next week to... Read more »

Egypt warns that new Nile agreement could prove a ‘death sentence’

Cairo has jealously guarded the riches of Africa’s longest river. Now poorer nations have had enough. Daniel Howden reports Egypt’s arable land stretches out over the map of North Africa like a... Read more »
Egypt PM

Egyptian MP calls for calm ” Nile is A National security and Life”

Kampala An Egyptian Member of Parliament, Mr Mohamed Youssef, has asked the Nile Basin countries to restrain from moves that will deprive some countries that need the Nile water most the opportunity... Read more »