The Citizen (Gauteng)

Mediations over Ethiopian dam

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Khartoum – The new chair of the African Union arrived in Sudan on Saturday for talks over Ethiopia’s controvers­ial Nile dam, state media reported.

The visit by Felix Tshisekedi, president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, came as Sudan and Egypt push Ethiopia for a deal over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissanc­e dam.

Ethiopia wants the electricit­y the structure will generate, but downstream Egypt and Sudan fear for their own dams and vital water supplies. –

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