Addis Ababa again fills reservoir for its huge dam on Blue Nile river, announces PM Abiy –– a process that continues to irk downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan.
Cairo lodges its protest at UN Security Council, objecting to Addis Ababa's unilateral filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam without a binding deal with downstream countries including Sudan.
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has been at the centre of a regional dispute ever since Ethiopia broke ground on the project in 2011.
UN Security Council members back African Union mediation efforts between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan in a dispute over the operation of a giant hydropower dam on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia, urging the parties to resume talks.
Addis Ababa says dam's massive reservoir will continue to be filled in the upcoming rainy season, a day after talks between diplomats of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on GERD operations failed.
Addis Ababa alleges troops of Khartoum advanced into the disputed Al Fashqa border region, violating international law, while the latter accuses Ethiopian army of killing civilians inside the Sudanese border.
It is not clear how many millions of dollars in aid are being affected, or for how long but a congressional source said the US has decided to cut $100 million in aid.
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