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As negotiations falter, Ethiopia begins third-stage filling of Nile dam

Egyptian reports revealed that Ethiopia has begun the third round of water collection behind Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
This general view shows the site of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in Guba, Ethiopia, Feb. 19, 2022.

CAIRO — Egyptian media outlets and experts reported that Ethiopia has begun the third-stage filling operation of its controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), as the dispute over the dam remains unresolved between Cairo, Khartoum and Addis Ababa.

This comes after Ethiopia announced in mid-June that it had completed 88% of the construction work on the GERD, and is looking forward to the actual completion of its construction by the end of 2023.

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