Egypt Rules Out War With Ethiopia Over Nile River Hydropower Dam

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Bloomberg News

By Fred Ojambo

Egypt has no plans to go to war with Ethiopia over the Horn of Africa nation’s construction of a hydropower dam on the Nile River, said Mona Omar, special envoy for Interim Egyptian President Adly Mansour.

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi told supporters last month his government will “defend each drop of Nile water with our blood.”

Mursi, overthrown by the army on July 3, had a failed foreign policy and Egypt plans to negotiate with Ethiopia about the dam, Omar told reporters today in the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

“We cannot go to war with any African country,” she said. “When you differ in opinion it doesn’t mean you will go to war.”

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