River Nile Dam talks in ‘four year deadlock’

Three way talks amongst Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over operating the Grand Renaissance Dam and filling its reservoir have made no progress in four years.

At a news conference in Cairo, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri said Egypt recognised Ethiopia’s right to build the dam as long as it did not impact massively his country’s share of River Nile’s waters.

Blue Nile site for Ethiopia’s proposed dam.

The dam on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia should provide 6,000 megawatts of power, but has faced opposition in Egypt because it will worsen water shortages.

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