Cairo and Addis Ababa resume legal wrangle over Nile water

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Issue 421 - 27 Aug 2020 - By John Hamilton | 4 minute read

During July, Ethiopia achieved its relatively modest target for the first year of filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd) and after some confusing statements eventually settled on the explanation that this had been achieved from “run-off” after heavy rains rather than from diverting river flow. There have been no reports of any adverse downstream effects. 

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