Ethiopia calls on Egypt and Sudan to change their rhetoric regarding the Renaissance Dam

A worker goes down a construction ladder at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia, on 26 December 2019 [EDUARDO SOTERAS/AFP/Getty Images]

The Ethiopian authorities demanded that both Egypt and Sudan change their rhetoric regarding the Renaissance Dam and to raise the tone of peace-building. This came in a statement by Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed. He affirmed that his country has ambitions to build a modern economy based on agriculture and industry and that it is committed to developing social infrastructure, education and health systems. Abiy Ahmed noted that electricity is an essential infrastructure that Ethiopia lacks, and more than 53 er cent of its citizens, or about 60 million people, do not have access to it. He added that, without electricity, a country could not defeat poverty, achieve comprehensive growth, secure a decent life for its citizens and achieve sustainable […]