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Ethiopia’s Power Play on the Nile Has Left the Region in a Deadlock



So long as the Renaissance Dam stays an instrument in Ethiopia’s bid to regulate the Blue Nile, negotiations are doomed. BY MOHAMED S. HELAL/FP SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 For nearly a decade, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan have been negotiating over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Sadly, these negotiations haven’t led to an settlement. Reams of technical studies have been written, dozens of statements have been issued, and tons of of conferences have been held with heads of state and authorities, international ministers and water ministers, hydrologists and engineers, attorneys and litigators, and international mediators and worldwide observers. But there may be little—other than

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