Beyond the Headlines: how do you solve the Nile Dam dispute?

Just weeks away from Ethiopia's planned first filling of the new dam, we delve into the issues at stake

The Nile is Egypt and Egypt, for many, is the Nile. For over 8,000 years, this historic river has nurtured civilization.

But now, Cairo says that’s under threat. Hundreds of kilometres upstream, Ethiopia has built a mega-dam. It stands moer than 150 metres tall and nearly 1,800 meters long.

Host James Haines-Young talks to Hamza Hendawi, The National’s Cairo correspondent, and William Davison, a senior analyst based in Ethiopia for Crisis Group. We also speak to Hafsa Halawa, a non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.


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Updated: July 13, 2020 07:12 PM


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