Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia's Nile dam dispute: A looming conflict?

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on 30 March warned Ethiopia that his country’s share of the River Nile’s waters is “untouchable,” amid a deadlock and stalling talks over Addis Ababa’s ongoing dam project on the Nile. Such rhetoric has previously raised speculation that a military confrontation between Ethiopia and Egypt could erupt. Egyptian, Sudanese, and Ethiopian foreign ministers met in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over the weekend for four-day talks on the dam dispute. Before the meetings, Egypt’s foreign ministry had warned that the meeting was the “last opportunity” to …

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