Ethiopia’s GERD: Second phase of dam filling ‘nearly completed’
Al Jazeera, 19 Jul 2021
Ethiopia's state media is reporting that the second phase of filling of the country’s controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is nearly complete.
The issue has raised tensions with Ethiopia’s neighbours, Egypt and Sudan.
They want a binding agreement over the dam's operations and have approached the United Nations Security Council to intervene.
Ethiopia says the project is essential to its development, but Cairo and Khartoum fear it could restrict their water access.
Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi joins us live from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, for the latest updates.
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