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Ethiopia hits second-year target for filling Nile mega-dam


  • The Ethiopian govt says it has met its 2nd-year target for filling a dam on the River Nile and says it plans to start electricity production within months. 
  • The controversial multi-billion dollar dam has stoked tension with both Egypt and Sudan.
  • The authorities in Cairo are extremely concerned that the country’s water supply will be affected by the project. 
  • Ethiopia’s minister of water said there was now enough water in the dam reservoir to operate two turbines.