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As Questions Swirl Over Flashpoint Nile Dam, Egypt Plays It Cool

  • African Union expected to call new meeting on dam next week
  • Ethiopia rowed back on reports it has begun filling reservoir
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam under construction in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia in 2019.

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam under construction in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia in 2019.

Photographer: Zacharias Abubeker/Bloomberg
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Egypt is signaling diplomacy will be its strategy of choice in a dispute over Ethiopia’s mega-dam on the Nile.