Fasil Amdetsion

Tensions and misinformation have arisen surrounding Ethiopia’s renaissance dam. To douse the flames of tensions an International Panel of Experts and their report must be allowed to promote trust and dialogue among the parties


The coming together of six East African states to sign the Cooperative Framework Agreement regulating use of the Nile – the first basin-wide agreement to attract the support of a majority of Nile riparian states – has elicited widespread media coverage. But, warns Fasil Amdetsion, ‘significant aspects of what appears in print is wrong.’