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Ethiopia to generate electricity from GERD amid negotiations deadlock

Ethiopia will produce energy from the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in a move likely to heighten existing tensions with Egypt and Sudan.
Workers perform measurements at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Guba in Ethiopia, on Dec. 26, 2019.

Ethiopia is for the first time preparing to generate power from the giant hydroelectric Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that Addis Ababa is building on the Blue Nile (one of two main tributaries of the Nile) in a move likely to increase existing tensions with Egypt and Sudan.

Ethiopian press reports said that Addis Ababa is now ready to start testing power generation from the dam.

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