Author Archive: Noel

Egyptian politicians discuss Ethiopian dam sabatoge on live television

After the Ethiopian government began diverting the course of the Nile to make way for a new hydroelectric dam at the end of May, Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi called his cabinet for talks on the issue. Apparently a presidential aide had decided last minute decision to air the meeting live, but forgot to inform the meeting participants. Unaware of the world watching them live, some party leaders suggested hostile acts...

 
 

The population decline of Black Jews in Israel

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In 2010, a cable originating from Tel Aviv, Israel (1) was published by Wikileaks. The cable contained results of surveys conducted by JDC Brookdale Institute that focused on living conditions of Ethiopian Jews in Israel. Many Ethiopians who read the cable were stunned to find out that 65 percent of Israeli households of Ethiopian origin relied on welfare to survive. Ethiopian Jews are challenged daily by white Israelis for not...

 
 

Stratfor’s investigation into Ethiopian airlines flight 409 crash

Stratfor’s investigation into Ethiopian airlines flight 409 crash

On 25 January, 2010, 5 minutes after taking off from Beirut, Ethiopian Airlines flight 409 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. On board were 82 passengers and 8 crew members en route to the capitol city of Ethiopia Addis Ababa; no survivors were found. Shortly afterwards, Lebanese Civil Aviations opened an investigation in to the crash. While the investigation was taking place, Lebanese President Michel Suleiman said, “sabotage is ruled out...

 
 

Egypt’s former airforce commander denies plan to sabotage Ethiopian dam

Egypt’s former airforce commander denies plan to sabotage Ethiopian dam

Reda Hafez, a former commander of the Egyptian Air Force has denied accusations based on a recent wikileaks revelation of email threads belonging to the global intelligence firm Stratfor. “The claims made by Stratfor intelligence firm about a contingency plan to bomb or sabotage the Ethiopian Dam are unfounded,” former Commander of the Air Forces and current Minister of Military Production Reda Hafez told reporters. On august 31st wikileaks made...

 
 

Stratfor sources reveal Egypt, Sudan contingency plans to secure Nile water resources

Blue Nile River near Ethiopia's Lake Tana.

Hundreds of millions of people in the Nile basin area depend on the Nile’s water.  Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi (the ten “Nile basin countries”) all depend on this vital resource, but a 1929 treaty with the UK endowed Egypt with veto powers over upstream water-related projects in neighboring countries.  In 1997, the Nile Basin initiative was launched to negotiate...