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(Al Jazeera)   Over 100 killed in clashes in Afar region in Ethiopia. Well, at least it's not close   (aljazeera.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Ethiopia, Regions of Ethiopia, Somali regions, Border clashes, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, federal government, Water supply and sanitation in Ethiopia, Afar region  
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2021-04-07 11:26:38 AM  
That region is on the verge of a massive war. Wouldnt surprise me if Egypt takes the opportunity to try to overthrow Ethiopia so they can sabotage the ethiopia dam on the nile river.
 
2021-04-07 2:09:21 PM  

lolmao500: That region is on the verge of a massive war. Wouldnt surprise me if Egypt takes the opportunity to try to overthrow Ethiopia so they can sabotage the ethiopia dam on the nile river.


Anyone living nearby who thinks that could never happen will just be in de nile.

:-D

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:-/
 
2021-04-07 3:11:30 PM  
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"100?? Thats no tragedy! I thought it was like a thousand??"
 
2021-04-07 3:16:30 PM  
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2021-04-07 3:16:42 PM  
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2021-04-07 3:17:28 PM  
And Afar, Afar's so far away, but it's not as far as Iran's so far away.
 
2021-04-07 3:17:58 PM  
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Was it also a long time ago?
 
2021-04-07 3:18:15 PM  
I almost read that as Jafar....

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2021-04-07 3:24:12 PM  
Has anybody heard from Lucy?
 
2021-04-07 3:25:58 PM  
The whole thing is a proxy war.

Iran and Turkey back Ethiopia. Ethiopia has bribed Sudan with cheap electricity to be on their side.

Israel, Saudi Arabia and the gulf states support Egypt.

If Ethiopia decides to fark over Egypt, Egypt is screwed since 25% of egypt population jobs are in agriculture. 95% of egypt water comes from the nile... if its cut off, Egypt is screweeeeeeed.

Egypt could do the sane thing and build desalination plants but its not like a dictatorship is gonna do that.

This is Water War 1...
 
2021-04-07 3:27:05 PM  
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2021-04-07 3:45:53 PM  

lolmao500: The whole thing is a proxy war.

Iran and Turkey back Ethiopia. Ethiopia has bribed Sudan with cheap electricity to be on their side.

Israel, Saudi Arabia and the gulf states support Egypt.

If Ethiopia decides to fark over Egypt, Egypt is screwed since 25% of egypt population jobs are in agriculture. 95% of egypt water comes from the nile... if its cut off, Egypt is screweeeeeeed.

Egypt could do the sane thing and build desalination plants but its not like a dictatorship is gonna do that.


Uh, they've been building a shiatload of them under Sisi.

https://www.google.com/search?client=​f​irefox-b-1-d&q=egypt+desalination
 
2021-04-07 3:47:20 PM  

lolmao500: The whole thing is a proxy war.

Iran and Turkey back Ethiopia. Ethiopia has bribed Sudan with cheap electricity to be on their side.

Israel, Saudi Arabia and the gulf states support Egypt.

If Ethiopia decides to fark over Egypt, Egypt is screwed since 25% of egypt population jobs are in agriculture. 95% of egypt water comes from the nile... if its cut off, Egypt is screweeeeeeed.

Egypt could do the sane thing and build desalination plants but its not like a dictatorship is gonna do that.

This is Water War 1...


Me: It's the Nile, how can you dam it up that much.

And thanks to google:

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oh dear.
 
2021-04-07 3:49:15 PM  

BigNumber12: lolmao500: The whole thing is a proxy war.

Iran and Turkey back Ethiopia. Ethiopia has bribed Sudan with cheap electricity to be on their side.

Israel, Saudi Arabia and the gulf states support Egypt.

If Ethiopia decides to fark over Egypt, Egypt is screwed since 25% of egypt population jobs are in agriculture. 95% of egypt water comes from the nile... if its cut off, Egypt is screweeeeeeed.

Egypt could do the sane thing and build desalination plants but its not like a dictatorship is gonna do that.

Uh, they've been building a shiatload of them under Sisi.

https://www.google.com/search?client=f​irefox-b-1-d&q=egypt+desalination


Well good. But its still nowhere near enough.

Egypt is expected to have 65 desalination plants distributed among six governorates that are Matrouh, South Sinai, Suez, Ismailiyah, North Sinai, and the Red Sea. The total daily production of those is 750,000 cubic meters.

Nile water flow per day : 300 million cubic meters.
 
2021-04-07 3:59:26 PM  
This is messed up.
I was happy for Ethiopia's latest economic development. It seemed to be a rising start in the continent (South Africa aside).
No to hear clashes here about this, and a few days back to hear about clashes in the Eritrean side. The Egypt tension is well known. I could have sworn they had issues with Sudan as well.

Sad.
 
2021-04-07 4:38:24 PM  

lolmao500: BigNumber12: lolmao500: The whole thing is a proxy war.

Iran and Turkey back Ethiopia. Ethiopia has bribed Sudan with cheap electricity to be on their side.

Israel, Saudi Arabia and the gulf states support Egypt.

If Ethiopia decides to fark over Egypt, Egypt is screwed since 25% of egypt population jobs are in agriculture. 95% of egypt water comes from the nile... if its cut off, Egypt is screweeeeeeed.

Egypt could do the sane thing and build desalination plants but its not like a dictatorship is gonna do that.

Uh, they've been building a shiatload of them under Sisi.

https://www.google.com/search?client=f​irefox-b-1-d&q=egypt+desalination

Well good. But its still nowhere near enough.

Egypt is expected to have 65 desalination plants distributed among six governorates that are Matrouh, South Sinai, Suez, Ismailiyah, North Sinai, and the Red Sea. The total daily production of those is 750,000 cubic meters.

Nile water flow per day : 300 million cubic meters.


Right, but the dam isn't going to stop the Nile outright. Once the reservoir level is held at "full," water out must equal water in, and the main difference between [Nile inbound] and [Nile outbound] is evaporation. The main points of contention are twofold:

- Significantly decreased flow while the reservoir is filling. This is already ongoing, and Egypt's water doesn't appear to be in crisis
- Long term slightly-lowered flow due to evaporation losses in the reservoir. Estimated at ~1.7 bcm / year on its own, but partially offset by ~1.1 bcm / year less at High Aswan. Still a challenge, but closer to a factor of 2, not 400.
 
2021-04-07 4:43:32 PM  

thehobbes: lolmao500: The whole thing is a proxy war.

Iran and Turkey back Ethiopia. Ethiopia has bribed Sudan with cheap electricity to be on their side.

Israel, Saudi Arabia and the gulf states support Egypt.

If Ethiopia decides to fark over Egypt, Egypt is screwed since 25% of egypt population jobs are in agriculture. 95% of egypt water comes from the nile... if its cut off, Egypt is screweeeeeeed.

Egypt could do the sane thing and build desalination plants but its not like a dictatorship is gonna do that.

This is Water War 1...

Me: It's the Nile, how can you dam it up that much.

And thanks to google:

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oh dear.


The Main Dam is actually one of two required, and the reservoir will be absolutely enormous, 724 square miles.

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2021-04-07 5:29:54 PM  
Weren't the Three Wise Guys from Afar?
 
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