Archive for: November 2017

Egypt warns Ethiopia Nile dam dispute ‘life or death’

By Sami Magdi, ABC Newsdesalegn_alsisi

Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) talks to Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn as they arrive to attend the 23rd African Union Summit (AUS) in Malabo June 26, 2014

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, for the second time in as many days, delivered on Saturday a stern warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building after the two countries along with Sudan failed to approve a study on its potential effects.

Ethiopia is finalizing construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, its first major dam on the Blue Nile, and will eventually start filling the giant reservoir behind it to power the Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam.

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Zimbabwe grants Robert Mugabe immunity from prosecution

Jason Burke in Harare

Former president is assured his safety and that of his wife, Grace, will be protected in his home country12924842-1E89-40E3-AF30-1D81958845E2

Robert and Grace Mugabe in Harare earlier this month. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

Military authorities in Zimbabwe have agreed to grant the former president Raobert Mugabe immunity from prosecution and told him his safety will be protected in his home country.

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Ethiopia’s Mengistu brains behind Zimbabwe cleanup campaign ( For Your reference)

Written By sudantribune. Feb 20, 2006 (HARARE) 

mengistu-1-660x420Exiled former Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam was the brains behind last year’s brutal clean-up campaign in Zimbabwe that left nearly a million people homeless, ZimOnline has established.

Authoritative sources within Zimbabwe’s feared state security Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) told ZimOnline at the weekend that Mengistu, who fled to Harare in 1991 and now acts as President Robert Mugabe’s security adviser, warned the Zimbabwean leader that the swelling slum and backyard population in Zimbabwe was creating a fertile ground for a mass uprising.

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