Egypt seeks Kenya's support in row with Ethiopia over dam

President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during a past event.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Kenya says a solution to the stand-off should be found through the African Union, arguing that external entities may bring their interests to the matter.
  • An attempt by the US to broker a deal failed to reach an agreement after Ethiopia pulled out of the talks, citing bias from Washington.

Egyptians are seeking Kenya’s support to help Cairo reach an amicable solution on the use of the waters of the Nile, after Ethiopia erected a dam along the river.

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