Egypt vs Sudan - new tensions! Who wants a war?!

Don't forget. Ethiopia and Egypt are strategic US partners in the war on terror, and Sudan has recently been brought in from the cold through the lifting of some US sanctions, and is key in intelligence provision. So 3 key countries in the middle of the Gulf crisis, Yemen.

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For context, this isn't a small regional spat. Egypt & Ethiopia are two of the biggest armies in Africa, and 100 million population each. Sudan has a 40 million population. Egypt and Sudan are close Saudi allies and members of the alliance in the war in Yemen. Addis is on the fence.

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And, one more thing - in Egypt, the issue of the Nile is of course becoming political football in the upcoming elections..

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Does exist different between Mubarak's regime and democracy of president Sisi's? No. Egypt’s fmr Army Chief Sami Anan arrested today, 3 days after announcing run for election. His campaign has been paused, following threats to staff and family.....

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Yup, regime! Anan is the fourth presidential candidate who has withdrawn or been forced to withdraw

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Let's name this like a "managed democracy". If I good remember, Putin has pioneered it and now Al Sisi is copying it.

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Sisi's make a military state, not democratic system

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So logical move.... Sisi was ex-general who once headed military intelligence.

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After he has arrested his challenger for the presidency election, Sissi is opening door for next mandate.

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Easy election for Sissi - all are in jail or scared to run.

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He has all characteristics of dictator. On the end he will fall on their own sword!

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In same time, last report from IMF : " In Egypt, continued market-friendly economic reforms will help higher and more inclusive growth and job creation". So, Sissi is not so bad for economy of his country.
 

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Maybe he's not bad for economy as IMF said. But he's so danger for democracy in this country. Look at this: Internationally, humanists are protesting a proposed new law in Egypt which will make atheism illegal and carry a custodial sentence. The head of Egypt's parliamentary committee on religion has vowed to stamp out 'rising atheism' in the country.

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Era of Hosni Mubarak

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End of political crisis?! The leaders of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan finished their meeting in a bid to break a deadlock in negotiations over a hydroelectric dam Addis Ababa is building along its share of the Nile river. After meeting leaders of Ethiopia,Egypt and Sudan say 'all is well'.

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This is a big geopolitical story, we will hear a lot about this dam in the future

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That's not a legal precedent for ownership of the Nile. The water comes from upstream countries.

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Some kind of cooperation between these countries must be establishing for better future. The rationale has changed since then with a booming population in South Sudan and Greater East Africa region. Draining half of South Sudan 400K M2 swamp can provide food to 60 millions people. Need just to elaborate the assistance Egypt will provide to help South Sudan. Watter is like a gold.

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Talks between countries are necessary, but honest conversations. Not like now.

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