ETHIOPIA, EGYPT

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In 2011, Ethiopia started build­ing the Re­nais­sance Dam on the Blue Nile to gen­er­ate elec­tric­ity. Its po­ten­tial im­pact on water sup­plies, par­tic­u­larly downriver, is a grave con­cern in Egypt, which is op­pos­ing the project. The dam will be ready by 2017

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