Ethiopia blames Egypt over unrest, vows to fill mega dam

A woman spray paints a mural of Hachalu Hundessa at the Oromo Community Center on July 4, 2020 in St. Paul, Minnesota. PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The government Egypt's motive was to stop Ethiopia from continuing with the Grand Renaissance Dam project, set to be Africa's largest.
  • Construction of the mega dam has sparked tensions.
  • Dam talks have resumed between the three states, with Kenya providing technical and legal support in efforts to reach a final agreement.

Ethiopia's Water, Irrigation and Energy Minister Seleshi Bekele has pointed an accusing finger at Egypt over recent unrest that followed the death of popular musician Hachalu Hundessa.


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