Skip to main content

Nile Dam dispute could be heading to Security Council

With Ethiopia threatening to proceed with the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s second filling, Egypt and Sudan look for a goodwill gesture and ramp up diplomacy.
Shoukry at Security Council

During his Senate confirmation hearing in January, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned that the dispute between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam could "boil over," promising that the United States would be "fully engaged" in the Horn of Africa.

The dispute has been approaching high diplomatic boil. Talks mediated by Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi, the current head of the African Union, collapsed without agreement April 6. 

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.