UN Security Council Encourages Resumption Of Nile River Talks

The UN Security Council encouraged Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to resume negotiations on the contentious issue of water availability from the dam that the Ethiopians are building on the Blue Nile tributary of the Nile River. The statement, approved by all council members, said tripartite negotiations should resume at the invitation of the African Union’s chairperson. This is “to finalize expeditiously the text of mutually acceptable and binding agreement on the filling and