August 6, 2020

Nile dam mediator S. Africa urges talks to continue

Johannesburg (AFP) – South Africa, current mediator in a long-running feud over Ethiopia’s dam on the Blue Nile, on Thursday urged talks to continue despite threats of suspension and walkout.Egypt on Tuesday called for a halt in the talks¬†while Sudan threatened to withdraw, rattling efforts to calm the dispute.In a statement, South Africa, which as current chair of the African Union (AU) has been acting as mediator, said negotiations were at a “critical phase” and it “encourages the parties to remain engaged”.”We would like to urge them to continue to be guided by the spirit of Pan-African sol…


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