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The leaders of the three countries have agreed that Addis Ababa will delay filling its dam on the Blue Nile until the three nations have reached an accord on the use of the river’s water-sharing, the Egyptian and Sudanese governments have said. The announcement comes as a minor reprieve after weeks of escalating tensions between Ethiopia, which had previously pushed to start filling its multi-billion-dollar Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in July, and downstream countries Egypt and Sudan.

  • The construction of the giant U.S.$4.8 billion hydroelectric dam on the Nile river in Ethiopia, which began in 2010, is expected to be completed in 2022. The initial filling of the … Read more »

  • Tensions between Ethiopia and Egypt are at a peak after Ethiopia skipped the last round of talks held in Washington on February 26, saying it needed more time for consultations at … Read more »

  • Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are currently engaged in vital talks over the dispute relating to the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Nile River. … Read more »

  • Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have moved closer to formalising a water-sharing deal over the Nile after technical teams meeting in Khartoum drew up a draft agreement. Read more »

  • The 2019 Nobel Peace recipient, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, has said Ethiopia believed in a win-win approach to resolve its dispute with Egypt over the waters of the Nile, while on … Read more »

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