Rainbow Push Coalition urged the US Congressional Black Caucus to pass resolution against Egypt’s Letter to the UN Security Council, in a letter issued today.
The letter indicated Egypt’s letter to the UN Security Council pushes Ethiopia into signing a neo-colonial agreement that will make Egypt hegemony over the Nile River, according to the letter.
The letter wrote to US Congressional Black Caucus Chairperson Karen Bass signed by Founder of Rainbow Coalition and the renowned Civil Rights Advocate Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. and its Chairman William D. Dickerson said Egypt’s claim is inexplicable for 85% of the waters of the Nile River originate from Ethiopia.
The source of Ethio-Egypt dispute is a colonial legacy that Egypt is trying to hang on to, the letter said.
The 1959 agreement between Egypt and an independent Sudan, like the 1929 Anglo-Egyptian Treaty, did not make any allowance for the water needs of the other riparian states, including Ethiopia whose highlands supply more than 80 percent of the water that flows into the Nile River, according to the letter.
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