Egypt warns Ethiopian mega-dam may provoke conflict, crises

POWER MAGAZINE | Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan may be poised to end a decade-long dispute over waters from the River Nile, agreeing on June 27 to conclude trilateral negotiations and reach final agreement about the first filling and annual operation of the massive 6.4-GW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) within the next two weeks.

The agreement announced on Friday marks an important reprieve in escalating tensions between Ethiopia and Egypt after U.S.-mediated talks collapsed in February. But reaching a concrete resolution won’t be easy, owing in large part to the demands of each country, as well as the ever-more complex negotiating landscape in which the resolution is being sought.

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