Egypt"s imperial aspirations over Lake Tana and the Blue Nile

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Addis Ababa University , [Addis Ababa]
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Egypts imperial aspirations over Lake Tana and the Blue Nile Unknown Binding – Import, January 1, by Wondimneh Tilahun (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: Wondimneh Tilahun.

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[Addis Ababa]: Addis Ababa University, © EGYPT'S IMPERIAL ASPIRATIONS OVER LAKE TANA & THE BLUE NILE by Tilahun, Wondimneh and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at In "The Blue Nile", Alan Moorehead gives a crash course in the history of European invasion along the course of the Nile from its mouth at Rosetta to the source of the Blue Nile in Lake Tana, Ethiopia.

From Napoleon's Egyptian campaign, to the British invasion of (or "expedition to", as it is called elsewhere on the internet) Ethiopia in /5.

15 Wondimineh, Egypt’s Imperial Aspirations over Lake Tana and the Blue Nile, p 16 Id 17 Kefyalew, "A New Basis for a Viable Nile River Water Allocation", p. 15 The Tripartite Treaty This was concluded in London on 13 Decemberbetween Britain, France, and Italy and.

Blue Nile originates from Ethiopia ’ s Lake Tana, fl owing into Sudan from the southeast.

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In total, Ethiopian headwaters provide 86% of the Nile River waters. Within Ethiopia itself, the Blue Nile is kms long and has an annual discharge of s, m 5 3, constituting the major portion of the flow of the Nile.

Lake Tana is situated at an elevation of 6, ft. above sea level. It is about 40 to 50 miles square and reaches depths in the neighborhood of feet. Lake Tana and the Blue Nile () R. Cheesman.

Despite this, it is one of ethiopia’s major tourist destinations, thanks mainly to its location on the shores of lake tana – the origin of the blue nile and home to numerous islands occupied by ancient ethiopian orthodox monasteries.

maintaining the facility so that Lake Tana and Blue Nile shall be used to the best advantage of the irrigational needs of Sudan and Egypt.

48 The engineering works would enable the Lake to hold no. A rendering of Grand Renaissance dam in Ethiopia Who Owns the Nile. Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia’s History-Changing DamBy ANDREW CARLSONOriginsA Publication of Ohio State Universityvol. 6, issue 6 - March Editor's Note: Egypt and Sudan are utterly dependent on the waters of the Nile River.

Over the past century both of these. Despite the importance of the River Nile from antiquity to present-day practices and beliefs in Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, very little research has been conducted on the cultural and religious aspects of the Blue Nile in general and its source, Gish Abay, and Lake Tana in Ethiopia in particular.

This book combines historic sources and new.

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In the British secured from the Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II an agreement to consult with them on any Blue Nile water projects, especially on Lake Tana.

As the controlling imperial power in East Africa, agreements with Kenya, Tanganika, Sudan, and Uganda were pro forma, internal colonial matters.

Professor Kinfe Abraham wrote in his book, Muhammad Ali who wanted to ensure the security and prosperity of Egypt by controlling the Lake Tana area had tried to use the conquest of the Sudan in as a stepping-stone.

This was aimed at advancing the imperial ambition of Egypt over the Blue Nile and Lake Tana. In the first half of the nineteenth century, only a small handful of Westerners had ventured into the regions watered by the Nile River on its long journey from Lake Tana in Abyssinia to the Mediterranean-lands that had been forgotten since Roman times, or had never been known at all.

In The. Egypt, Sudan Warned by Russian Envoy Bulatovich: Fake Ethiopia Lurked on the Nile since the s Dr. Muhammad Shamsaddin Megalommatis Aug Nile River - Nile River - Study and exploration: The ancient Egyptians were probably familiar with the Nile as far as Khartoum, Sudan, and with the Blue Nile as far as its source in Lake Tana, Ethiopia, but they showed little or no interest in exploring the White Nile.

The source of the Nile was unknown to them. The Greek historian Herodotus, who visited Egypt in bce, traveled up the Nile. The main local tourist attraction nearby is the spectacular metre high Blue Nile Falls.

Blue Nile Bridge and Bezawit Hill. Crossing the river barely 1km downstream of where it flows out of Lake Tana, the Blue Nile Bridge was inaugurated by Emperor Haile Selassie in Architecturally unremarkable, the bridge is a good place to look for.

The last time Egypt staked its claim militarily over the Nile and the Red Sea was inwhen it invaded Ethiopia.

The two armies met at Gura, now an Eritrean territory. Egypt’s army was nearly wiped out by an ill-equipped and ragtag Ethiopian side that would, two decades later, go on to hand Italy a humiliating defeat at the battle of Adwa.

Egyptian General Book Authority, Cairo, p 61 (in Arabic); El-Rubaie S () Water conflict and the crisis rights between the Nile basin countries. Dar al-Kalima, Damascus, p (in Arabic) Google Scholar. Tilahun W () Egypt’s imperial aspirations over lake of Tara and the Blue Nile.

Egypt transboundary challenges over the Nile. Gojjam (Amharic: ጎጃም Gojjām or Goǧǧam, originally ጐዛም Gʷazzam, later ጐዣም Gʷažžām, ጎዣም Gožžām) is in the northwestern part of Ethiopia with its capital city at Debre Marqos.

Lake Tana is the source of the Blue Nile and is the largest lake in Ethiopia. Gojjam's earliest western boundary extended up unto the triangle to ancient Meroë in Sudan.

The Blue Nile is a mile river originating at Lake Tana in Ethiopia and is the gift of sustenance to all those who dwell near it's banks for it's muddy deposits of fertile silt. The Blue Nile received its name because of its muddy color due to the big amount of fertile soil it erodes from the Ethiopian highlands.

Without investment and strict control plans, the infestation is in danger of spreading to the Blue Nile. Also the Ethiopian Lake Tana, the second largest lake in Africa, is threatened by the water hyacinth which has already seriously damaged Lake Victoria that is the largest lake in the continent and the source of the White Nile; it covers.

In Wondimu Tilahun from Addis Ababa University expressed Ethiopia’s ongoing frustration with the Nile issue and Egypt when he wrote ‘Egypt’s Imperial Aspirations over Lake Tana and the Blue Nile’ (no link available) he states “The great danger of unutilized rivers to Ethiopia is that it creates an insane desire on the part of her.

The Nile flows from two separate sources: the White Nile from equatorial Africa and the Blue Nile from the Abyssinian highlands.

The historian Waterson notes, "The Nile has played a vital part in the creation of Egypt, a process which started about five million years ago when the river began to flow northwards into Egypt" ().

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Wiebe, Kristin. «The Nile River: Potential for Conflict and Cooperation in the Face of Water Degradation». Natural Resources Journal. 41 (3): – Wondimneh, Tilahun. Egypt’s Imperial Aspirations over Lake Tana and the Blue Nile.

United Printers Ltd. Addis Ababa. World Commission on. Tilahun, Wondimneh Egypt’s Imperial Aspirations over Lake Tana and the Blue Nile, Addis Ababa. Google Scholar Treaty of Peace between the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, OctoAnnex II, Water Related Matters.

The dam, located near the border with Sudan, will be the largest in Africa and generate 6, megawatts of electricity for domestic use and export. The dam also gives Ethiopia political leverage over Egypt and Sudan.

The dam, on the Blue Nile, is the source of 85 per cent of Egypt’s water. The Blue Nile’s source is Lake Tana in the Ethiopian Highlands. in Sudan and then to Egypt. At the end of the over 4,mile meandering journey, the Nile flows into the Mediterranean Sea on. Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more.

The Lake Tana watershed became an inter­national focus in the early twentieth century when the Nile’s greater basin came under the vision of both the British Empire and Ethio­pian centralization, with the hydraulic facts that the Blue Nile provided 84% of the water reaching Egypt—and virtually all of the silt that nourished agriculture in.

Start studying The Nile & Ancient Egypt. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study of the 2 major tributaries of the Nile River; originates in Lake Tana, Ethiopia and joins the White Nile at Khartoum, Sudan Bonsu, Osei () the Asantehene who in voiced his opposition to the British ban on the Atlantic slave trade.The Blue Nile: The Blue Nile.

Located in Ethiopia, it is the most vigorous branch of the Nile, carrying 90% of the water and 96% of the sediments of the This long Nile, so-called because of the blue coloring of its waters which contrasts with the somewhat silty color of its brother the White Nile, originates in Ethiopia and specifically from the Abbai River which runs for about kilometers.