The row over the project comes after Cairo expressed that the dam will restrain the flow of the major river and limit its share of water.Full Story
"We have come here seeking safety," Ekhlas, a migrant from Sudan said. "But the reality was very different."Full Story
Negotiations concerning the rules that would regulate the dam's filling and operations had failed at various former occasions.
Fattah, an Egyptian progressive activist was re-arrested from the police station last month after authorities started cracking down on protesters against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah was a leading voice in the 2011 Arab Spring that toppled Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorship.
Sisi took power in Egypt during a 2013 military coup that ousted then President Mohammad Morsi from office.
"I'm not concerned with it. Egypt has a great leader. He's highly respected," the U.S. president declared.
Mahienour el-Massry, a political activist and human rights advocate, has already been imprisoned twice for her taking part in protests.
Such demonstrations are rare after Egypt effectively banned protests under a law passed following the 2013 military ouster of ex-president Mohamed Morsi.
Small but rare demonstrations took place across Egypt as President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is accused of corruption and embezzling public funds by activists.
The Muslim Brotherhood leaders were also top officials of late President Mohamed Morsi who was ousted from power by a military coup in 2013.