Ethiopia’s latest round of talks with Egypt and Sudan on an agreement over the dam’s operation failed early this week.
The countries decided to restart stalled negotiations and finalise an agreement over the contentious mega-project within two to three weeks, with support from the African Union.
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is considered crucial to securing Addis Ababa’s energy needs while Cairo and Khartoum believe it will reduce water flows downstream.
The $4.6 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile River is meant to provide needed electricity for more than 70 million Ethiopians.
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