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International Update Volume 50, Issue 22

EGYPT, SUDAN PREPARE FOR NEGOTIATIONS OVER ETHIOPIA’S NILE DAM

On July 14, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan failed to reach agreement on the regulation of water flow from Ethiopia’s $4 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile (Reuters). The dam would double Ethiopia’s current power capacity, positioning the country as a leading power exporter in Africa. Egypt has raised concerns that the dam would restrict water levels in the Nile River, the main source of water for its population of 100 million.