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June 18, 2020

Ethiopia plans to start filling reservoir of $4.6B Blue Nile dam next month

  • The dam will provide much-needed electricity to Ethiopia but Egypt is worried about its main source of freshwater being cut.
    Associated Press

    Photo by Gioia Forster/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images [enlarge]
    Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will be the largest dam in Africa. This photo taken in November 2017 shows its massive structure under construction.

    CAIRO — Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia on Sunday said talks would continue this week to resolve their dispute over a Nile dam Ethiopia is constructing, even as Cairo accused Addis Ababa of rejecting “fundamental issues” at the heart of the negotiations.

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