Egypt pulled out of talks with Ethiopia and Sudan on the controversial $4 billion dam on the Blue Nile. It is a growing disagreement with Ethiopia over access to water.
Egypt and Sudan are afraid of conceading to the proposal put forward by Ethiopia. They are worried over the structure’s safety. Both nations have requested a suspension in their talks with Ethiopia for further internal consultations.
However, despite Egypt’s resistance to the filling of the dam without a legal agreement on how it will be managed, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is still holding back water. The satellite picture of the dam shows that the dam will be the largest hydro-electric plant in Africa and is seen as been crucial for economic development.