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World Sudan says Ethiopia denies filling the Renaissance dam reservoir

16:06  16 july  2020
16:06  16 july  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam . Rendition of the main dam . Ethiopia denies that the dam will have a negative impact on downstream water flows and contends that the dam will, in fact, increase On 26 June 2020, Egypt, Sudan , and Ethiopia agreed to delay filling the dam for a few weeks.[47].

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The reservoir behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is filling , its water minister said on Wednesday, a day after talks with Sudan and Egypt on the giant Blue Nile hydroelectric project stalled. Sudan and Egypt both fear the billion dam could lead to water

CAIRO (Reuters) - Ethiopia told Sudan that the news saying that it has started filling the Renaissance Dam reservoir was incorrect, Sudan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: A handout satellite image shows a closeup view of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia © Reuters/HANDOUT FILE PHOTO: A handout satellite image shows a closeup view of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia

Ethiopia's charge d'affairs also told a senior Sudanese Foreign Ministry official that his country had not closed the dam gates, the statement added.

(Reporting by Omar Fahmy; Writing by Mahmoud Mourad; Editing by Alison Williams)

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Ethiopia and Egypt appeared to head off an escalation in their dispute over a giant dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile River, pledging further talks to resolve an impasse over how quickly it gets filled. © Bloomberg Construction machinery stands in the center of the dam wall at the site of the under-construction Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Ethiopia’s government simultaneously announced that it’s completed the first phase of filling the dam, following recent heavy rains.

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