Struggle for Control of the Nile
The article summarizes the dispute between Egypt and Ethiopia over construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), a hydropower project on the Blue Nile, and the state of negotiations involving both countries and Sudan. Talks are ongoing in Washington among representatives of all three countries. President Trump is pressing for an agreement by the end of February. Serious differences between Ethiopia and Egypt remain on the fill rate of the reservoir behind the GERD and the flow or release rate of water from the GERD once the reservoir is filled, especially during years of unusually low rainfall in the Nile Basin region.