The Nile Basin Cooperative Framework Agreement the Beginning of the End of Egyptian Hydro-Political Hegemony
32 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2013
Date Written: 2011
In May 2010, upper riparian states of the Nile opened the Nile Basin Cooperative Framework Agreement for signature. The article argues that despite the fact that the agreement is presented as a legal treaty, it is rather a counter-hegemonic move by the upper riparian states. While the 'agreement' will fail as a legal instrument, especially with the lower riparian states not participating, it is very likely to succeed in promoting a counter hegemonic narrative. Any further effects will depend on other countervailing factors.
Keywords: International watercourses law, Nile, Ethiopia, Egypt, Nile Basin Cooperative Framework, Water War, hegemony
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