Bridging the Gap in the Nile Waters Dispute


Ethiopia is building a mighty dam on the Blue Nile, promising economic benefits for both itself and Sudan.

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But Egypt fears for its freshwater supply.

The parties should agree on how fast to fill the dam’s reservoir and how to share river waters going forward.

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Ethiopia is moving ahead with construction of Africa’s largest dam, despite Egypt’s worry that it will reduce the downstream flow of the Nile, the source of around 90 per cent of its freshwater supply.

It is crucial that the parties resolve their dispute before the…

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