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Nile Powers Set End of Month to Finalize U.S.-Backed Deal on Dam

The site of the under-construction Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia, on May 22, 2019. 

The site of the under-construction Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia, on May 22, 2019. 

Photographer: Zacharias Abubeker/Bloomberg
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Egyptian and Ethiopian officials agreed to finalize by end-January a pact on the filling and operations of a giant dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile, as the U.S. tries to broker an end to a dispute between two of its key African allies.

The countries and mutual neighbor Sudan announced plans for the Jan. 28-29 meetings on Wednesday after talks in Washington this week observed by the U.S. Treasury and World Bank.