Egypt and Ethiopia have once again locked horns in a fresh row over the latter's massive dam project, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile. They insist that Ethiopia should halt filling the dam until the parties reach a legally binding agreement with Addis Ababa on the overall operation of the dam. Last week, the Ethiopian government accused the Arab League states of“politicising” the Nile dam issue. The Arab League on Thursday last week passed a resolution supporting Egypt's historic water rights from the River Nile. “We should not have to remind the League that the Nile River and all the riparian countries are found in Africa,” the Ethiopian statement added.
Source: Ethiopian News March 19, 2023 20:13 UTC