Egypt: A Glorious Date in the History of the Suez Canal

Viktor Mikhin July 26, 1956 is an important date in Egyptian history – it was the day President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal. In his annual address to the nation from Manshia Square in Alexandria, he said that the famous canal would now become Egypt’s exclusive property and its people. Until then, the…

Challenges of Water Sharing in the Nile Basin: Critical Moments Approaching

Viktor Mikhin Egypt and Sudan are supposed to adhere to a binding agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), even amidst reports that Addis Ababa, for a second year, will fill its reservoir with less water than had previously been planned, several international experts say. Just three weeks before the second planned year for…

Prelude to War? US/NATO, Egypt, and Ethiopian Sovereignty

Ann Garrison Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Ethiopian American activist and community organizer Benyam Kitaw tells Ann Garrison that US hostility toward Ethiopia could lead to further sanctions, economic pressure, and perhaps even war. “The primary issue is Ethiopian sovereignty vs. US/NATO military hegemony.” Ethiopia is a nation of more than 112 million people, the second…

PFLP: Egypt and Palestine Discuss Reconstruction and the Way Forward

Today  the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine called on the Arab Republic of Egypt to play its pivotal and central role in ending the occupation and to continue its efforts to stop the attacks in Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan, settlements, discrimination and ethnic cleansing in the 48 lands, calling for…

Libya: Egypt Opens to the West Without Abandoning the East

Al-Wefaq Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha met with the Egyptian delegation visiting the capital, Tripoli, in the presence of the head of the Al-Wefaq Intelligence Service, Imad Trabelsi, to discuss common challenges and ways to enhance security cooperation between the two countries,. According to the Information Office of Al-Wefaq Interior, the meeting addressed ways to support…

Egypt Renews its Commitment to An Internal Solution to the Libyan Crisis

On Wednesday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi renewed his country’s firm stance to support a political solution to the Libyan crisis, far from foreign interference, during an unannounced meeting with the speaker of the internationally recognized Libyan Parliament, Aguila Saleh, and the commander of the Libyan National Army, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, in Cairo. Al-Sisi…

Water Poverty and the Growing Conflict Between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia

Julian Vigo The Ethiopian government made a strategic decision to control most of the Nile River that flows into Egypt and Sudan. “The GERD will be Africa’s largest hydroelectric plant when it comes into full operation.” The satellite images  are frightening. Prior to this summer’s’s filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam  (GERD), countries downstream from Ethiopia…

International Consultations on Libya See a Breakthrough

Suzan El Ghitani Libyan politician Said Rashwan confirmed that the consultations that took place in Morocco, Egypt and Switzerland began to break the political deadlock that dominates the Libyan scene, adding in an interview with the Africa News Portal that there are direct relations and contacts between the Libyan parties that were previously missing. To…

Libya: Militias, Multiple Tracks, Foreign Meddling, Prevent Progress in Dialogues

The United States and Russia entered the Libyan-Libyan dialogue by opening parallel paths to the Moroccan Bouznika path, in an effort to break through the political blockage deepened by dissonant regional and international agendas, and the complexity of the proliferation of arms, militias, mercenaries, and the direct Turkish military presence in western Libya. The multiplicity…