Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan started US-monitored talks in the Sudanese capital to try hammer out a draft deal to resolve their dispute over a Nile dam that Ethiopia is constructing, an Egyptian spokesman said. The 4.6 billion US dollar Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project on the Blue Nile, which promises to provide much-needed electricity to Ethiopia’s 100 million people, has been a contentious point among the three main Nile Basin countries. The Blue Nile flows from Ethiopia into Sudan where it joins the White Nile near Khartoum, to form the Nile River. But at the talks in Washington last week, the three countries said they had reached a preliminary agreement. Another two-day meeting in Khartoum is planned for next week, with the goal of reaching a final agreement.
Source: Ethiopian News January 22, 2020 12:22 UTC