Egypt has a knack for picking its best diplomats to tackle the challenges at hand, as illustrated by its latest choice of new ambassador to the UAE.
As Ethiopia prepares for the third filling of the Renaissance Dam, Egypt's diplomatic corps is taking action to keep Sudan on its side. It has come to Gen. Al Burhan's aid in Khartoum, where negotiations between the government and military have reached an impasse.
With only a few months to go before the dam's third reservoir is filled over the next rainy season, the pressure is weighing on the Senegalese president's shoulders. Sall, who is also the chairman of the Africa Union, knows his input on the decade-old thorny issue will be particularly scrutinised.
A UN Security Council meeting on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is being held in New York this Thursday, at Tunisia's request. Egypt is pushing hard for the adoption of a resolution on the issue, despite a lack of consensus between the council's African members.
Despite an electricity surplus, Kenya remains reluctant to commit to an interconnected transmission line with neighbouring Ethiopia.
The independent electricity consortium Tulu Moye Geothermal Operations is in the final stages of negotiating the financial arrangements for its 150 MW geothermal project in Oromia.