Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan will resume talks over Nile Dam on October 27

Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt are set to resume talks on the Nile Dam Project from Tuesday, October 27, after a gap of seven weeks. This was announced by African Union chairman Cyril Ramaphosa. 

“The resumption of the trilateral negotiations on the GERD … is a reaffirmation of the confidence that the parties have in an African-led negotiations process,” Ramaphosa, who is South Africa’s president, said in a statement. 

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD or formerly known as the Millennium Dam and sometimes referred to as Hidase Dam is a gravity dam on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia under construction since 2011. The dam is in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia, about 15 km (9 mi) east of the border with Sudan. 

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