Ethiopia and Sudan arrest Egyptian spies near dam

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1843px-Benishangul-Gumuz_in_Ethiopia.svgBy Staff

The Ethiopian government and the government of South Sudan arrested three Egyptian spies on Monday, according to Sudanese media Upper Nile Times.

The Egyptians were reportedly sent by Cairo government to spy on hydro dam projects in South Sudan and western Ethiopia. The three men named Yusuf Haj, Ismail Azizi and Hassan Garai were caught in separate locations of the region.

Yusuf Haj was arrested at the Sudanese border while the other two were arrested using fake tourist visas in Gambella region of Ethiopia. The two were about to board on a bus going to Benshangul – Gumuz state, which is the area where Ethiopia is building a 4 billion dollar hydro dam.

Since 2006, Egypt has also been accused by the UN arms monitoring group of sending weapons and military advisors to help Somali militants allied with al Qaeda. In April, the Ethiopian opposition MP Girma Seifu asked the United States to stop military aid to Cairo pending investigation on Egypt’s support for terrorists in the horn of Africa.

Egypt opposes the construction of dams in upstream African countries and have threatened to strike Ethiopia in the past.  The Europe based water institute SIWI recently accused Egypt of blocking a favorable report by an international panel of experts studying the Ethiopian dam. The independent report concluded that the Ethiopian dam will not hurt Egypt but Cairo disagrees.

7 COMMENTS

  1. I am not surprised by what Egypt is doing, but what is Ethiopia doing to safeguard the dam? Ethiopia should retaliate diplomatically for this blatant act by Egypt.

  2. THE EGYPTIAN POLITICIANS GIVE UP ABOUT THEIR DEPLOMATIC COMPAIGNE TO STOP THE DAM CONSTRUCTION. AND STILL THEY ARE TRYING THEIR BEST TO EMPLIMENT THE OPTIONS PLOTTED BY THE
    HOPELESS EGYPTIAN POLITICIANS DURING THE FORMER PRESIDENT MOHAMED MOURSI. HE WAS PROMISED THAT ALL OPTIONS ARE OPEN. WE STILL WAITING FOR THE FINAL CARD.

    GOOD JOB OUR SECURITY FORCES !!

  3. At any Internal situation ETHIOPIANS will Unite when it comes to foreign invesion and attacks,This is a fact that Egiptians Know well,They have tried War With ethiopia twice backed with their allies and tried to control nile rout and in Both Wars Egypt lost all It’s army in ethiopia with no witness left to go back and report to the war..

  4. Don’t even announce their capture. If you can verify that they are indeed spies and if you can’t extract no thing useful. Don’t waste tax payer money for such useless arabs. Just silence and give them peace!! We don’t wana know they were there, although we expect all sorts of sabotages from that ungrateful nation called Egypt.

  5. Don’t ever expect america to stop financing the egyptian military! Even after sisi killed thousands of egyptians, obama and cia is giving more weapons to egypt. … There is no such thing as human rights or values in americanpolicy

    American hypocrisy is endless! America is terrorizing africa by supprting egypt but america wants us fight terrorism?? Shame on them!

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