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13 Sep, 11 tweets, 8 min read
@SecPompeo History will judge the U.S. government and the @WorldBank's unjust intervention to deny 110 million Ethiopians an “equitable and reasonable” share of the Nile River for their development needs. @RPCoalition 1
@SecPompeo This is nothing short of condemning a black African nation and her population to abject and perpetual poverty. No one should condemn Egypt to suffer unduly, considering that 97% of its population depends on the Nile River. @RPCoalition 2
@SecPompeo Justice requires treating both nations and their 200 million + people fairly with justice the result on #bothsides. Avg world per capita electric power consumption = 3,133 kw Egypt = 1,683 Ethiopia = 69 kw. 3
@SecPompeo Frmr @WorldBank deputy global manager, Yonas Biru, wondered how Ethiopia could survive with next to nothing-electric power. “The nation rides on the shoulders and backs of women. From cradle to grave, women carry Ethiopia on their back, literally." 4
@SecPompeo Ethiopian "Girls are condemned to fetching water from miles away rather than going to school. Their mothers travel just as far and spend just as much time collecting firewood.” The GERD, Biru said, signifies “the emancipation of Ethiopian women." @WorldBank 5
@SecPompeo "The interventions by Egypt, the Arab League, the World Bank and the U.S. to delay and scale back the GERD is a setback for women. It is a revocation of the emancipation of Ethiopian girls and women" Biru concluded. @WorldBank 6
@SecPompeo Ethiopia is standing alone against the mighty forces of the U.S. and @WorldBank. Befitting of its history, Ethiopia remains unflinching with its indomitable sovereignty & unwavering spirit with its trust in what its people call “Ethiopia’s God.” @RPCoalition 7
@SecPompeo @WorldBank’s professed dream is “A World Free of Poverty.” ...is Ethiopia in the Bank’s dream? @WorldBank board of directors need to explain to over 50 million girls and women in Ethiopia why the @WorldBank stands against their economic emancipation. @RPCoalition 8
Rev. Jesse Jackson "I call upon Congress: (1) to fully restore the funding for Ethiopia; and (2) to investigate and demand information regarding the justification for halting aid to Ethiopia from both the @StateDept and @USTreasury ." @SecPompeo @stevenmnuchin1 @RPCoalition END
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