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Trump Holds Talks Over Ethiopian Dam After Negotiations Stalled (1)

Nov. 6, 2019, 7:31 PMUpdated: Nov. 7, 2019, 1:01 AM

President Donald Trump said he met with representatives of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan to mediate a dispute over a giant dam Ethiopia is building on a Nile tributary whose waters are vital to all three nations.

“The meeting went well and discussions will continue during the day!” Trump tweeted Nov. 6.

Tensions have flared recently over the dam on the Blue Nile River that’s set to be Africa’s largest hydropower project when completed. Egypt and Ethiopia are struggling to reach an agreement on how to fill the reservoir— a process crucial to ensuring a reliable flow to Egypt, which depends ...