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Egypt and Sudan criticize Ethiopia on start of new Nile dam talks

Christian Fernsby |
Egypt and Sudan criticized Ethiopia for what they called unilateral filling of its Blue Nile dam on a new round of talks that kicked off on Monday.

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Topics: NILE DAM   

Sudan and Egypt both fear the $4 billion hydroelectric dam could lead to water shortages in their own countries.

The Blue Nile is a tributary of the Nile, from which Egypt’s 100 million people get 90% of their fresh water.

Egypt and Sudan expressed concerns about the “unilateral filling”, which they said “cast a shadow on the meeting and raised many questions about the feasibility of the current course of negotiations and reaching a fair agreement”, Egypt’s Irrigation Ministry said in a statement.

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