Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan agreed to conduct further studies on what impact a hydropower dam on the main tributary of the Nile River will have on downstream countries, Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr said.
Egypt must drop its objection to an Ethiopian dam on the main tributary of the Nile River or it may struggle to ensure adequate supplies from the world’s longest waterway, former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia David Shinn said.
Muammar Qaddafi bought influence in Africa in the past four decades with investments in everything from chicken farms to rebel movements. That flow of funds to some of the world’s poorest countries may be about to end.
Ivory Coast’s president-elect, Alassane Ouattara , called on the European Union to lift sanctions on the key cocoa-exporting ports of San Pedro and Abidjan to revive an economy devastated by four months of conflict.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi , whose nation receives billions of dollars in Western aid, is headed for an easy re-election on May 23 after stifling the opposition, according to analysts and human-rights groups.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s death may cause a succession battle that could test the stability of one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies and a key ally in the U.S.’s war against al-Qaeda.