Ethiopia dam meeting next week

KHARTOUM (AFP) – The African Union (AU) is to hold a three-way meeting on Ethiopia’s controversial Nile dam project on August 3 with Sudan and Egypt, the Sudanese irrigation minister said on Monday.

The talks between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan held under the AU’s South African presidency will cover “outstanding issues”, Yasser Abbas told reporters.

Egypt and Sudan view the dam as a threat to vital water supplies, while Ethiopia considers it crucial for its electrification and development.