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Will renewed US diplomacy help solve Nile dam dispute?

Washington has renewed its attempts to resolve the dispute over Ethiopia’s controversial Nile dam, with the US envoy for the Horn of Africa making stops in Egypt and Sudan.
Jeffrey Feltman and Sudanese foreign minister

CAIRO — Cairo and Khartoum recently sent strongly worded messages to the US special envoy for the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, rejecting all Ethiopian practices aimed at imposing a fait accompli by embarking on the second filling phase of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam without signing a comprehensive, binding legal agreement governing the filling and operation of the Nile River dam.

Feltman began a regional tour in Cairo on May 5, where he met with the ministers of water and foreign affairs, as well as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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