African Union-led talks on Nile dam resumes


The three nations agree to present proposals on management of Ethiopia’s controversial $4bn dam within two days.
Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia have agreed to present draft proposals over the management of Addis Ababa’s giant and controversial Nile hydroelectric dam within two days, Sudan’s water ministry has said.
“After lengthy discussions, the attendees decided to resume negotiations on Tuesday … to work on unifying the texts of the agreements submitted by the three countries,” the ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
The decision came during the talks led by the African Union between water and foreign ministers from the three countries about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Talks organised by South Africa, the current chair of the African Union, resumed on Sunday after a short suspension, a day after Egypt and Sudan voiced optimism that a deal could be reached.
The GERD, situated in western Ethiopia on the Blue Nile River, has been contentious since Ethiopia broke ground on the $4bn project in 2011.

SOURCE: ALJAZEERA NEWS