Ethiopia begins second stage of filling mega-dam, angering Egypt

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia.

Photo credit: Eduardo Soteras | AFP

Ethiopia says it has started the next phase of filling a controversial mega-dam on the Nile River, Egyptian authorities said Monday, raising tensions ahead of an upcoming UN Security Council on the issue.

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