Ethiopia announced on Sunday it had filled its Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile, which has been the source of a long-running water dispute with downstream Egypt and Sudan. Egypt and Sudan fear the massive $4.2bn dam will severely reduce the share of Nile water they receive and have repeatedly asked Addis Ababa to stop filling it until they have all reached agreement on how it should work. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on X, formerly Twitter: "It is with great pleasure that I announce the successful completion of the fourth and final filling of the Renaissance Dam. The Ethiopian government’s communications service said on X that the dam, arguably the largest in Africa, was "a gift to generations”. The dam has been at the centre of a regional dispute ever since Ethiopia broke ground on the project in 2011.
Source: Ethiopian News September 10, 2023 21:40 UTC