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Egypt's Options to Counter Ethiopia's Grand Dam Run Dry

Jun 6, 2018 | 08:00 GMT
This photograph shows the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in 2015. The hydroelectric project near the Sudanese-Ethiopian border is nearing completion.

A photo taken on March 31, 2015, shows the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam under construction near the Sudanese-Ethiopian border. Ethiopia began diverting the Blue Nile in May 2013 to build the 6,000-megawatt dam, which will be Africa's largest when completed. Egypt, heavily reliant for millennia on the Nile for agriculture and drinking water, fears that the dam would decrease its water supply.

(ZACHARIAS ABUBEKER/AFP/Getty Images)

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will be a boon for Addis Ababa but a burden for Cairo. However, there's little Egypt can do about that....

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