Sisi says Egypt, Sudan reject Ethiopia Nile dam ‘fait accompli’ | The Guardian Nigeria News


A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency’s official Facebook page on March 6, 2021 shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) being received by Sudan’s Sovereign Council chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan upon the former’s arrival in Sudan’s capital Khartoum. EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY / AFP

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned Saturday against Ethiopia continuing to fill its Nile dam, on his first visit to Sudan since the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir nearly two years ago.

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia have been locked for almost a decade in inconclusive talks over the filing and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile, which broke ground in 2011.

Egypt sees the structure a threat to its water supply, while Sudan fears its own dams will be harmed if Ethiopia proceeds with filling the GERD before a deal is reached.

“We reject the policy of imposing a fait accompli and extending control over the Blue Nile…

Source: Guardian Newspaper