ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia 

Ethiopia on Friday slammed alleged “blind support” for Egypt by the Arab League in relation to a $5-billion dam Addis Ababa is building on the Nile River. 

Upon a call by Egypt, members of the pan-Arab bloc convened in the country’s capital Cairo, with almost all members supporting “Egypt’s water rights on the Nile.”

The resolution accuses Ethiopia of having taken a “obstinate stance” on Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), to which Egypt objects due to concerns it may significantly reduce its “traditional share” of the Nile waters.

Ethiopia maintains that using its own resource for development

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