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Egypt weighs next steps after Ethiopia completes second filling of Nile Dam

Ethiopia announced the completion of the second filling phase of the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
View of the construction site of a dam at the Entoto Park, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sept. 22, 2020.

CAIRO — The state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation announced July 19 the completion of the second-phase filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which it is building on the Blue Nile, the main tributary of the Nile River. 

Egypt and Sudan have been locked in a decades long dispute with Ethiopia over the dam, amid its insistence to fill the dam’s reservoir without reaching a binding agreement with its downstream neighbors. 

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