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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn after signing an agreement on sharing water from the Nile River, Khartoum, Sudan, March 23, 2015 (AP photo by Abd Raouf).

Nile Deal Signals Regional Reset Among Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia

By Alex de Waal
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A preliminary agreement between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia on sharing the Nile is about a lot more than water. It may signal a seismic shift in the politics of northeastern Africa and could lead to a new axis of cooperation to manage, it not resolve, conflicts in one of the world’s most turbulent regions. more