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The current AU-brokered negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam have seen important achievements, and are expected to lead to a binding agreement on the filling and operation of the dam, reports the Institute for Security Studies.. However, it adds, if the AU is to successfully prevent future conflicts over the use of the Nile, it will have to help riparian countries reach a comprehensive basin-wide agreement on its management and equitable use. In other developments, top U.S. diplomats for Africa in both Democratic and Republican administrations have spoken out against moves by the Trump administration to put pressure on Ethiopia over its differences with other nations using Nile water.

  • The dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt over the commencement of the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has now moved to the African Union for resolution. However, … Read more »

  • 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 … Read more »

  • 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 »

Under construction – the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam