Mega Damming of the Life giving waters of Ethiopia. This process is menacing the existence of the inhabitants of the region by drying the sources and lakes. The main reason advertised for damming is for production of Electricity and exporting energy. This could be done by small human level dams.The underlying reason is to the irrigation for the great land grabbing for cash crop exportation for financial speculators. Moreover, such mega projects leads to undue water crisis.
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Official in Egypt files lawsuit to annul Renaissance Dam Agreement – Middle East Monitor
Official in Egypt files lawsuit to annul Renaissance Dam Agreement
The Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister, Ambassador Ibrahim Yusri [file photo]
December 22, 2016 at 3:40 pm
The Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister, Ambassador Ibrahim Yusri, has filed two lawsuits before the State Council to annul agreements which he said are in violation of the Egyptian constitution and harm the country’s interests.
The first lawsuit demands the Renaissance Dam Agreement which Egypt has signed with Ethiopia and Sudan be annulled.
According to the lawsuit, the agreement is “unfair” for Egypt, and harms Egypt’s interests in the Nile waters and will have serious implications on the country.
The lawsuit attributes the weakness of the agreement to the weakness of the legal and professional advisors team in the presidency.
Yusri has also filed a lawsuit demanding the Egyptian-Cypriot agreement be cancelled as it waives Egypt’s territorial borders and sovereign rights.