'It'll cause a water war': divisions run deep as filling of Nile dam nears

THE GUARDIAN | From his office in central Khartoum, Ahmed al-Mufti prepares every day for what he believes is the water war to come. This conviction led Mufti, a prominent human rights lawyer and water expert, to quit the Sudanese delegation that is negotiating Nile water issues with Egypt and Ethiopia. He was angry at Ethiopia’s decision to build the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam (Gerd), a $4.5bn (£3.6bn) mega-project on the Blue Nile river that runs from Lake Tana in Ethiopia to meet the White Nile in Khartoum, flowing up into Egypt.


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