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Vol 61 No 6

Published 19th March 2020


Cairo and Addis split over dam

Ethiopia has pulled out of US-hosted talks on the Blue Nile project as bitterness and mistrust grow

Ethiopia is courting regional states and the African Union to bolster its diplomatic position after pulling out of United States-mediated talks on the filling and operations of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Addis Ababa feels isolated and angry that, as it sees it, the US is taking the side of Egypt. The US produced a 'final agreement' which Egypt initialled but Ethiopia and Sudan did not.

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