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Congo proposes new initiative to break Nile dam deadlock

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, the current chair of the African Union, has submitted a new initiative to resolve the ongoing dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
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To revive the talks that have stalled for over a month now, Felix Tshisekedi, president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and current chair of the African Union, presented a new initiative May 9 regarding the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) during a tour that included Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia.

Tshisekedi met with officials of the three countries in an effort to resume the fitful negotiations that have been spanned a decade over the dam Addis Ababa is building on the Blue Nile, the main tributary of the Nile River.

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