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#river Nile

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry released a statement on 10 September, calling Ethiopia's “unilateral” filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) reservoir “illegal.” The statement, which came a few hours after Adis Ababa announced the fourth and final filing of GERD, highlights that the move, which was conducted without reaching an agreement with downstream countries, violates both the 2015 Declaration of Principles as well as international law. The move represents an escalation in a long-standing water dispute between Ethiopia and…