Is the Jonglei Canal the way out of the Nile talks?
Sunday April 8 2018
Construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in Guba in the northwest of Ethiopia has led to tensions, especially with Egypt that worries about its share in Nile water. PHOTO | AFP
Egypt is embroiled in a dispute with Ethiopia over the Renaissance dam, which Cairo maintains is a threat to the flow of the 50 billion cubic metres of water the country receives annually from the Nile.
Egyptian politicians are said to be lobbying the government to negotiate with Juba to resume the digging of the controversial Jonglei Canal.
Those pushing for it say it would enable Egypt to get 4.7 billion cubic metres of water more annually from the White Nile