Ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan resumed negotiation over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Ethiopian completed the first stage of filling the dam late July.
Both Egypt and Sudan, concerned that the dam will reduce the Blue Nile’s flow, want a binding agreement that will guarantee that a certain amount of water will still flow downstream while the initial filling completed positively.
Ethiopians are now relating their pride with the dam. When fully completed, the GERD will be the largest hydroelectric dam in Africa, and Ethiopia sees it as key to achieving economic stability and raising citizens out of poverty.