Ethiopia accuses Trump of inciting 'war' over Nile dam

Ethiopia accuses Trump of inciting 'war' over Nile dam
Ethiopia sees the massive dam on the Nile as essential for its electrification and development, but Egypt sees it as an existential threat

Addis Ababa (AFP) - Ethiopia on Saturday accused Donald Trump of inciting "war" over a massive Nile River mega-dam after the US president spoke out against the project and suggested Egypt might destroy it.Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew summoned US ambassador Michael Raynor to clarify Trump's comments, which mark the US president's latest foray into a delicate, long-running dispute between Ethiopia and downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan.  Gedu told Raynor that "the incitement of war between Ethiopia and Egypt by a sitting US president neither reflects the long-standing partnership and str...

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