African countries set meetings to resolve Nile dam dispute

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Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan say they have agreed to hold two technical meetings in coming weeks in an effort to resolve a number of issues revolving around a $5 billion dam project on the Nile River. The foreign ministers of the three countries met in Washington Monday with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and World Bank President David Malpass in an effort to resolve the dispute. In a joint statement, the group of officials said progress had been made in earlier meetings with the ministers of water resources from the three countries. Two more technical meetings will take place in coming weeks centered on coming up with rules and guidelines for the filling and operation of...

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