25 Jun 2021

Ethiopia Blue Nile dam has neighbouring countries fearing for their water supplies

Africa Correspondent

In Ethiopia, a massive engineering project, more than a decade in the making, is taking shape.

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam looks set to revolutionise life in the country, providing reliable power to a population long plagued by blackouts.

But Ethiopia’s neighbours, Sudan and Egypt, fear the dam across the Nile will irreversibly affect their precious supplies of water.