Two years after the June 23rd attempt to assassinate the then new Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed (PhD), Ethiopia continues to be racked by political killings every year. Particularly, the month of June seems to be the harbinger of nothing but calamity.
The latest round of talks among three key Nile River Basin countries failed to resolve a contentious dispute over construction of a giant $4.6bn hydroelectric dam in Ethiopia, Sudan's irrigation minister said Wednesday.
China and the United Nations backed calls for Ethiopia to resume talks over its plan to begin filling a giant hydropower dam that is opposed by Egypt.
The eagerly expected 2020 general and regional elections of Ethiopia have been indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Following the election’s cancellation- which if not for the pandemic was scheduled to take place in August- the issue has become a controversial topic.
The geopolitics of the Nile waters always remained under the heavy influence of Egypt and whatever narratives Egypt has portrayed, the international community often has leaned to the one side of the story.
Outlining principles, rights, and obligations on the use and development of the waters of the Nile, the Nile riparian states have declared the start of the dawn of a new era as of May 14, 2010.