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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan trade barbs amid stalled Nile dam talks

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia exchange accusations over the stalled talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, at a time when all parties are on alert to see whether Addis Ababa will proceed with the dam’s filling in the absence of an agreement.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly, his Sudanese counterpart, Abdalla Hamdok, and other officials meet in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on March 11, 2021. Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia have been locked for almost a decade in inconclusive talks over the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile, which broke ground in 2011.

Ethiopia recently accused both Egypt and Sudan of politicizing the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and viewed that such an approach will not bring the yielded results to any of the parties.

These accusations may escalate the situation between the three parties and cast a shadow on the stalled tripartite negotiations.

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