Ethiopia’s water ministry says it will not attend talks held in the US this week over its disputed Nile dam project.
US President Donald Trump puzzled global audiences on Thursday by claiming he was involved in a deal that “saved” Ethiopia and lead to Prime Minister Aboy Ahmed winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
Talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over a controversial dam project in Ethiopia have resumed.
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project has been a constant source of controversy since construction began in 2011. Africa’s biggest dam project is expected to cost a total of US$4.8 billion but the completion date has been pushed back
Talks between Ethiopia and Egypt over the construction of Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam have hit a dead-end once again.
Egypt has submitted an official request to Ethiopia that the East African nation fills the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) within seven years.
Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says his country is not meddling in Sudan and Ethiopia’s international affairs, adding that it’s not seeking conflict with its Red Sea neighbours.
Sudan has sent more troops to its border with Eritrea as tensions with Egypt continue to rise.