Egypt and Sudan back DR Congo to mediate Nile dam deadlock

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

This file handout picture taken on July 20, 2020, and released by Adwa Pictures on July 27, 2020, shows an aerial view Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River in Guba, northwest Ethiopia.

Photo credit: Adwa Pictures | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), set to be Africa's largest hydroelectric project, has been a source of tension in the Nile basin ever since Ethiopia broke ground on it nearly a decade ago.

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