One Step Closer to a Water War in Northeast Africa

In Ethiopia, the Grand Renaissance Dam reservoir is filling up today. As those waters rise, so rise the perceived threats to Egypt and Sudan’s water supply. Both countries are downstream from Ethiopia on the Nile River, and both countries are desperately dependent on the consistent flow of the Nile River for their populations to survive. Ongoing negotiations between the countries failed Monday when all parties walked away from the negotiation table without an agreement in place.