Dam dispute drags on
CAIRO: Egypt has criticised reports blaming it for the failure of recent talks with Ethiopia and Sudan to reach an agreement over Ethiopia’s massive dam under construction on a Nile River tributary and called for a new round of talks to be held in Cairo.
Last week’s discussions between the three countries were the latest attempt to resolve the dispute over the dam’s downstream impact.
Egypt fears the Grand
Ethiopian Renaissance Dam would impact its share of the Nile River, which is a lifeline for the country’s 100 million people.
Trump’s dagga vow
DENVER: A Republican senator says President Donald Trump has promised to support legislation protecting the dagga industry in states that have legalised the drug, removing a threat placed by the attorney-general three months ago.
Senator Cory Gardner said Trump made the pledge in a conversation.
Gardner has been pushing to reverse a decision by attorneygeneral Jeff Sessions in January removing prohibitions from prosecution against people who were following laws in states like Colorado that legalised the drug.