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International momentum dwindles over Nile dam dispute

Ethiopia has accused Egypt and Sudan of supporting rebels attempting to sabotage the construction of the contested Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in the latest escalation between the three countries.
A general view of the Saddle Dam, part of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Ethiopia, near Guba in Ethiopia, on Dec. 26, 2019.

Tensions between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia further escalated after Addis Ababa implicitly accused Cairo and Khartoum of supporting insurgents who are trying to impede the construction of the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

In a Sept. 3 statement, the Ethiopian National Defense Force said they stopped a “terrorist” attempt organized by members of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) who infiltrated Ethiopia's far western region of Benishangul-Gumuz from Sudan to target the GERD.

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