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Vol 52 No 11

Published 27th May 2011


Blue Nile blues

Egypt’s revolution seems to have boosted prospects for a settlement with Ethiopia over the Nile waters dispute. Cairo’s interim Prime Minister, Essam Abdel Aziz Sharaf, made a cordial visit to Addis Ababa on 16 May. The parties agreed on various joint commissions to allay Egypt’s and Sudan’s fears, which had increased in April when Prime Minister Meles Zenawi relaunched the ambitious Renaissance Dam project.

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