Journal of Political Science and Development
International Journal of Political Science and Development
Vol. 3(3), pp. 159–165, March, 2015.
New Development in the Ethio-Egypt Relations over the Hydro-Politics of Nile: Questioning its True Prospects
Lecturer and Researcher at Ambo University, Department of Civics and Ethical Studies, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ambo, Ethiopia. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: +251-9 21 59 71 52
Accepted 19 March 2015
The central objective of this study is to examine the true prospects of
the recently established amicable relations between Ethiopia and Egypt.
To this end, the researcher employed qualitative methodology.
Accordingly, data were gathered from secondary sources mainly from
books, journal articles, unpublished materials and websites. Based on
the data analyzed, the study came up with findings which show a great
suspicion on the sustainability of the newly established cordial
relations following the coming into power of president El-Sisi in Egypt.
The study outlined the following basic reasons: the still persisting
mistrust among Egyptians, the existence of anti-Ethiopia forces,
absolute dependence of Egypt on Nile, the possibility of using visits
for spying purpose, the possibility of buying a time and the inherent
worry on the development of Ethiopia. Thus, the paper concludes that the
new friendly approach of El-Sisi may be a new tactic to pursue the old
objective. Following this conclusion, the study suggests that there is a
need, on the part of Ethiopia, to be skeptical and keep a watchful eye
on the development while keeping ahead the friendly relations.
Cite This Article As: Bayeh E (2015). New Development in the Ethio-Egypt Relations over the Hydro-Politics of Nile: Questioning its True Prospects. Inter. J. Polit. Sci. Develop. 3(3): 159-165