Nile basin countries fear for their future water supplies as the Grand Renaissance hydroelectric project reaches completion.
A new round of high-level talks has started in Cairo between three Nile basin countries aimed at resolving disputes over Ethiopia’s controversial Grand Renaissance dam, which is set to become Africa’s biggest hydroelectric power plant.
Analysts fear that Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia could be drawn into conflict if the dispute is not resolved before the $5bn dam begins operating next year.
Officials from the US and the World Bank have joined ministers from the three countries for the two-day meeting amid escalating tensions over the dam – most notably the timetable for filling up a reservoir bigger than greater London.
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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan resume talks over disputed Nile dam — Al Jazeera
Nile countries meet for high-stakes talks amid grave Egyptian fears over Ethiopian dam — New Arab
Egypt hosts new round of talks on Ethiopian Nile dam — Middle East Monitor
Troubled waters for Egypt as Ethiopia pushes Nile dam — Phys.org
Troubled waters for Egypt as Ethiopia pushes Nile dam — AFP