Egypt, Ethiopia discuss Nile dam dispute at UN Security Council

The UN Security Council holds a virtual session on Ethiopia's controversial dam project, which has caused a bitter dispute with Egypt and Sudan.

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    Egypt has told the United Nations it faces an existential threat, from a hydroelectric dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile River.

    Ethiopia is expected to start filling the Grand Renaissance Dam with water next month.

    But at a virtual meeting of the Security Council, Egypt warned of conflict if the UN does not intervene.

    Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from the UN headquarters in New York.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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