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(Ethiopia) Latest phase a milestone in controversial Blue Nile hydropower project long opposed by downriver countries Egypt and Sudan

Al Jazeera writes: Ethiopia has completed the filling of a massive, controversial dam on the Blue Nile river for a second year, state media has said, a move that is likely to anger Egypt and Sudan who have long opposed the project. Addis Ababa has said the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), a $4bn hydropower project, is crucial to its economic development and to provide power

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