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Egyptian President Welcomed By Power Cut In Ethiopia

The blackouts drew smiles from observers, since they underscored the East African country’s desperate need for electricity from the Grand Renaissance Dam project on its border with Sudan. This has long been a source of tensions as neighbours like Egypt fear for their water supply.

“Ethiopia will never ask the consent of any country to undertake development projects,” Ethiopian Minister of Water, Energy and Irrigation Alemayehu Tegenu said in a recent assertion of his country’s independence.

But with hopes riding on a trilateral state agreement on the issue signed last week, Tegenu added a pledge that Ethiopia will go about its work “in a way that does not cause any significant harm to any country.”

Source: www.spyghana.com

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