Existing only from the Nile, Egypt fears disaster from a dam


FILE – In this June 28, 2013 file photo, The Blue Nile river flows near the site of the planned Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Assosa in the Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia, near Sudan, some 800 kilometers (500 miles) from the capital Addis Ababa. The only reason Egypt has ever existed from ancient times until today is because of the Nile River, which provides a thin, fertile strip of green through the desert. For the first time, the country fears a threat to that lifeline, as Ethiopia rushes to finish a massive hydroelectric dam.(AP Photo/Elias Asmare, File)

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