Ethiopia girds to fill GERD regardless, Abiy jabs anti-democratic forces

Ethiopia will proceed with filling of its gigantic dam on the Blue Nile despite inconclusive talks with impacted neighbours, Sudan and Egypt.

Addressing lawmakers on Tuesday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that recent domestic unrest would not derail government's plan to fill the dam. "If Ethiopia doesn't fill the dam, it means Ethiopia has agreed to demolish the dam," he told lawmakers.

Touching on recent unrest in the country following the death of a prominent musician, he reiterated that …

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