Ethiopia rejects UN Security Council role in dam dispute

Ethiopia's Foreign Minister, Gedu Andargachew has rejected Egypt's call to refer the dispute over Addis Ababa's construction of the giant Nile dam to the United Nations Security Council.

The $4.6 billion project, on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia, would create the most powerful hydroelectric dam in Africa.

But Egypt sees the project as a potentially existential threat.

"The issue with the dam can be solved right here instead of taking it to the UN Security Council. We believe this is not the mand…

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