Dispute Over Nile Project Moves to African Union

The dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt over the commencement of the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has now moved to the African Union for resolution. However, experts doubt an agreement can be reached after Ethiopia strongly opposed arbitration by the United Nations Security Council during a video conference on June 29. Egypt took the matter to the UN Security Council, but Ethiopia with the support of South Africa - the current African Union chair - lobbied for the issue to be first handled by the continental body.

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A map showing the location of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

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