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Egypt pushes to revive stalled negotiations over Nile dam

Egypt is calling for the swift resumption of negotiations over the controversial Ethiopian dam, as the new US envoy to the Horn of Africa lands in Cairo for the first time since his appointment.
The Cairo Tower is see along the skyline of the Nile River island of Manial al-Roda (L) in Egypt's capital Cairo and its twin city of Giza (R), with the background showing (L to R): the step pyramid of Djoser, and the Bent and Red pyramids of Sneferu, Egypt.

Egypt has recently called on Ethiopia to swiftly resume negotiations over the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in an attempt to mobilize diplomatic momentum and revive the stalled talks.

Cairo’s renewed call comes as Addis Ababa is preparing to generate electricity for the first time from the giant hydroelectric dam it is building on the Blue Nile — the main tributary of the Nile — in a move that is likely to heighten existing tensions with Egypt and Sudan.

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