The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project is due to be completed later this year. The $5 billion project is expected to take between five and 15 years to fill—in a process Egypt is certain will jeopardize its primary water supplies.
Author: Gabrielle Reid
Recent events in Burkina Faso show that in their attempts to prolong their tenures, some incumbent African leaders risk both their countries’ stability and their very own political longevity.
In the short term, the killing of Godane is likely to result in more violent attacks, but longer-term consequences are hard to predict.