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(World News Egypt)


19 january 2021 16:23:56

China at the heart of rising Nile River conflict
(World News Egypt)

The Chinese-financed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), despite a recent breakdown in talks on Africa`s largest development project, risks powering up a range of downstream tensions and rivalries. These run from rising rivalry between Egypt and Ethiopia to a festering border war between Ethiopia and neighboring Sudan. At stake, too, is the future of almost 90% of the water in the Nile River, the world`s longest waterway. Egypt, where millions depend on the river for their livelihoods, considers control of the Nile an “existential” issue. Sudan, meanwhile, fears the GERD may seriously endanger its own dams, which depend on water flowing from upstream neighbor Ethiopia. Yet for Addis...

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