Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan make progress but delay deadline in dam row

What you need to know:

  • The three countries had set a deadline of Wednesday to reach an accord over the Grand Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia, which Egypt fears could deplete its scarce drinking water.
  • Analysts have feared that the three Nile basin countries could be drawn into a conflict if the dispute is not resolved before the dam begins operating.
  • The three countries' foreign ministers "reaffirmed the importance of transboundary cooperation in the development of the Blue Nile to improve the lives of the people.

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