September 2, 2020

US cuts aid to Ethiopia over Nile dam quarrel

Washington (AFP) – The United States suspended Wednesday a portion of its financial aid for Ethiopia citing the lack of progress in ¬†talks with Sudan and Egypt over a huge new dam on the Nile river.Washington has become increasingly concerned about the dispute over Ethiopia’s move to keep filling the reservoir behind the 145-meter (475-foot) tall hydropower dam, which the two downstream countries say threatens their water supplies, the State Department said.”Due to Ethiopia’s unilateral decision to fill the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam without an agreement with Egypt and Sudan, the Secretar…


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