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Trouble Downstream: Ethiopia, Egypt and the Blue Nile

June 24, 2013
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Egypt is casting worried looks towards the south. Ethiopia is currently building the biggest dam in Africa on the Blue Nile River, close to the border with Sudan. The plan is to use the river's vast masses of water to create energy.That could cause water shortages further up the river in Egypt, but Ethiopia says it needs to use its resources to help economic growth and attract foreign investors.

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