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US pushes for progress on Nile dam talks

The United States is once again trying to help the Nile dam negotiations resume, this time leaning harder on the African Union.
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CAIRO — US special envoy for Sudan Donald Booth embarked on a regional tour March 27 to revive the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia that have been stalled since January. Washington's last mediation efforts failed in 2020.

Booth's efforts may bear fruit. Congolese officials said April 1 that the foreign ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia will meet in Kinshasa on Saturday in an effort to launch a fresh round of talks on the 10-year-old dispute.

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