Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (C) greets Ethiopians following his arrival in Khartoum for an official visit to Sudan on May 2, 2018. / AFP / ASHRAF SHAZLY
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Ethiopia's newly appointed prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, said Thursday that the controversial dam his country is building on the Nile will not harm Egypt's share of water supplies.It insists the Grand Renaissance Dam will reduce its water supplies from the Nile, and talks on the issue involving Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have been deadlocked for months.Ethiopia began building the $4-billion dam in 2012, but the mega project has triggered tensions primarily with Egypt as Cairo fears that once commissioned the dam will reduce its water supplies.The Blue and the White Nile tributaries converge in Sudan's capital Khartoum and from there run north through Egypt to the Mediterranean.
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