Egypt rejects Ethiopia’s claim of backing opposition protests

Egypt rejects Ethiopia’s claim of backing opposition protests

Egypt has denied Ethiopian accusations that his country was supporting the opposition after a wave of violent protests that left hundreds dead.

Ethiopia accused “elements” in Eritrea, Egypt and elsewhere on Monday of being behind protests over land grabs and human rights that prompted the government to declare a state of emergency.

Ethiopia’s government spokesman said Egypt, which is embroiled in a row over the sharing of Nile waters, alleging this  was a source for backing  armed gangs.

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi denying those accusations said Egypt does not conspire against anyone, and assure  Ethiopia that Egypt will not carry out any conspiratorial action against Ethiopia.”

The construction of Ethiopia’s 6,000-megawatt grand renaissance dam has become a bone of contention between Ethiopia and Egypt, which relies on the Nile river for agricultural, industrial and domestic water use

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