Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan sign deal to end Nile dispute

The leaders of Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia (L-R) – Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (Left), Omar al-Bashir, and Hailemariam Desalegn – sign deal to end Nile dispute.

Three African leaders have signed an initial deal to end a long-running dispute over the sharing of Nile waters and the building of Africa’s biggest hydroelectric dam, in Ethiopia.

The leaders of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan signed the agreement in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum.

Egypt has opposed the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, saying it would worsen its water shortages.

Ethiopia says the dam will give it a fairer share of Nile waters.

In 2013, Ethiopia’s parliament ratified a controversial treaty to replace colonial-era agreements that gave Egypt and Sudan the biggest share of the Nile’s water.

Read more: Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan sign deal to end Nile dispute – BBC News.

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