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Tensions among Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile have escalated recently. John Mukum Mbaku breaks down the long history of conflict and offers recommendations for negotiations.

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has been a source of tension in the Nile River basin ever since Ethiopia broke ground on it in 2011.

#PODCAST #Ethiopia  's long-time dream of creating the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is close, but Egypt and Sudan aren't fond of losing control over their primary water source @jasonbrookskcbs  discusses wit @ashoswai  o @UU_Peace  .

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Sudan, Egypt, and Ethiopia resumed a new round of talks on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

The dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is about more than just water — and a harbinger of future conflicts over resources fueled by nationalism. Analysis by @gzeromedia 's @SaoSasha  and @csantamir .

GUIDE: With the first phase of filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam completed, the pressure will be on to settle this dispute once and for all.

GUIDE: Ethiopia plans to fill the rest of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam over the next five years, a prospect that worries downstream Egypt, which depends on the Nile for fresh water.

GUIDE: With the first phase of filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam completed, the pressure will be on to settle disputes once and for all. We collected all our reporting on this issue here:

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Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam when filled will have capacity to hold 74bn cubic metres of water, more than the volume of the entire Blue Nile. Makes Egypt nervous about water supply in a drought.

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The world abounds with conflicts over water. The dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam must not become another

⚡For Ethiopia, a new dam holds the promise of much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis. Here's what you need to know about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam 👇

This month Ethiopia is set to start storing water in vast reservoir of the $4.8bn Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Egypt’s 100 m people will be at mercy of damn.Addis sees it as assertion of autonomy v. Colonial era restrictions to benefit of Sudan/Egypt.

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Egypt has considered sabotaging it; a former president even mulled bombing it. But the country must figure out how to live with the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Egypt has considered sabotaging it; a former president even mulled bombing it. But the country must figure out how to live with the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

The mega-dam is touted as a green source of electricity, but they can leave a trail of environmental damage and water insecurity. We analyse the impact of large dams on the Nile as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) nears completion

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Just had a meeting with top representatives from Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan to help solve their long running dispute on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, one of the largest in the world, currently being built. The meeting went well and discussions will continue during the day!

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Ethiopa's construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile is a dream come true for Sudanese farmers, promising to regulate the floods that inundate Sudan every rainy season

Here he is, proudly posing for me in front of his greatest achievement, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, April 2015. May he rest in peace, I hope we find out why he died. Ato Semegnew Bekele, Chief Engineer. "We are very proud. Africans can do such great things. " #Ethiopia 

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