The Nile River: Least developed of all major international rivers by By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

March 2nd, 2011 Print Print Email Email

In “Aida” versus the Nile dilemma” (, 12 January 2011), I promised to be back with a follow-up in this second part. That article discussed how Khedive Ismail’s expansionism into Ethiopia was portrayed in Giuseppe Verdi’s opera as Egypt’s exercise of its right of self-defence against an alleged Ethiopian invasion. On the eve of one of the darkest periods of human history—the European scramble for Africa—Egypt tried to get its share of ‘piece of the action.’

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