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A River Runs Through an African Rivalry

Jan 3, 2017 | 12:10 GMT
A River Runs Through an African Rivalry
The dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is only the most recent expression of a longstanding conflict over the Nile.
(ZACHARIAS ABUBEKER/AFP/Getty Images)

Treaties lie at the center of controversy between Egypt and Ethiopia over the Nile River, primarily because most of these agreements never included Ethiopia as a signatory. The treaties were tools British colonial officials used in the 19th and 20th centuries to manage relations between their Egyptian and Sudanese holdings....

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