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Ethiopia Ratifies Nile River Agreement Opposed By Egypt

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Ethiopia's parliament on Thursday ratified an accord that replaces colonial-era deals that awarded Egypt and Sudan the majority of the world's longest river.

The vote comes amid a bout of verbal jousting between Ethiopia and Egypt after Ethiopia last month started to divert Nile waters for a massive $4.2 billion hydro-electric dam dubbed the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.


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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Ethiopia's parliament on Thursday ratified an accord that replaces colonial-era deals that awarded Egypt and Sudan the majority of the world's longest river.

The vote comes amid a bout of verbal jousting between Ethiopia and Egypt after Ethiopia last month started to divert Nile waters for a massive $4.2 billion hydro-electric dam dubbed the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.


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