In this week's pick of some our favourite discussions over 2020-2021, we revisit the making of the nation of Nigeria. Its turbulent history has ... plenty to tell us about the current malaise. After all, as the poet Maya Angelou once said: "If you don't know where you have come from, you don't know where you are going."
The giant hydroelectric project is the centrepiece of a decade of Ethiopian industrial policy as seen from Addis Ababa, and a unique threat to Egypt’s water supply as seen from Cairo.
William Davison of the ICG talks to Patrick Smith about:
- the critical next few weeks in the tough diplomatic sparring match between Ethiopia and Egypt, with partners in US and China all engaged;
- the role of the region, especially Sudan;
- and the impact of the negotiations on the domestic political calculus in Ethiopia as it heads towards elections later this year.
For the latest International Crisis Group on the dam, click here.
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