//Ethiopia says Egypt trying to maintain “colonial era” grip over Nile

Ethiopia says Egypt trying to maintain “colonial era” grip over Nile

Ethiopia has accused Egypt of trying to maintain its grip over the waters of the Nile with a proposal it says would imperil a giant hydropower dam under construction on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile, in a growing diplomatic spat.
The comments highlight the difficulties finding a compromise between the two countries over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) . Two rounds of talks over the past month in Egypt and Sudan failed to produce progress.
Egypt relies on the Nile for up to 90% of its fresh water, and fears the dam, which is being built in Ethiopia close to the border with Sudan, will restrict already scarce supplies.