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Plans for a dam across the Nile triggered a war in 1956: will it happen again?

The High Dam in Aswan, Egypt. Getty Images

The High Dam in Aswan, Egypt. Getty Images Mike Muller, University of the Witwatersrand Over the past decade, observers have watched with trepidation as tensions increased between Egypt and Ethiopia over the construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River. Egyptian politicians have publicly threatened war to defend what they see as their existential interest – …

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