Egypt Is Sacrificing Water Sovereignty for Gulf Support

Published February 24th, 2021 - 11:54 GMT
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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile River (AFP/FILE)
The sale of land and water resources to rich Gulf states under neoliberal economic policies has disempowered Egyptians and added to the coffers of the rich. Through a series of highly complex investments, Gulf states - particularly the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia - have profited from land and water in Egypt’s Nile Valley whilst the local population do not see rewards from land or labor.  The cheap sale of water at a time when Egypt is embroiled in a diplomatic battle over

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