Negotiations between Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt, in long-running dispute over Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on Blue Nile, reach new impasse, participants say.
Fighting in Darfur alone has left around 300,000 people dead since the rebels took up arms in 2003.
The two countries are suspending tripartite negotiations with Ethiopia over its multi-billion-dollar dam on the Blue Nile for more internal consultations on a new draft of filling guidelines.
The Darfur conflict began in 2003 when ethnic Africans rebelled, accusing the Arab-dominated Sudanese government of discrimination.
Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok seems to prefer UN peacekeeping forces over the Sudanese military, which has engaged in violence along with Janjaweed militias.
Ethiopia is building a dam along its share of the Nile, with the backing of Sudan, but is facing fierce opposition from Egypt. Talks between the countries have stalled for months but the parties now agree to find a solution.
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