Source: The Century Foundation
Author(s): FREZER GETACHEW HAILE, TIMOTHY E. KALDAS AND PETER SCHWARTZSTEIN
Original Link: https://tcf.org/content/report/keeping-peace-nile-basin/
The world’s longest river is not a happy place. For almost a decade, Egypt and Ethiopia have been locked in a war of words over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which Addis Ababa is building on the Blue Nile near the Sudanese border. Downstream, Egypt insists this dam risks shrinking what is effectively its only source of fresh water. Upstream, Ethiopia says the dam is a vital cog in its drive for development. Through years of slow-moving negotiations that have at times grown alarmingly belligerent, the Nile Basin states have shown just how testy future transboundary clashes are liable to become.
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