Nile dam talks extended in Kinshasa

A Congolese mediator said talks gathering Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan on Addis Ababa’s contested dam on the Nile were being extended after Sudan objected to the terms of a draft communique.

Hosted by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Kinshasa, the meeting bringing together foreign ministers from the three countries began on Sunday and had been scheduled to end on Monday.

“Ethiopia and Egypt accepted the terms contained in the draft final communique. But Sudan felt that its interests in the River Nile were at threat,” said the DRC source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.