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  • 2018.01/.17: Troubled Waters: Egypt and Ethiopia Wrangle Over Nile Dam Addis Ababa’s plans expose rivalry with Cairo for regional power: "Egypt cannot live without the Nile". The world’s longest river, a lifeline for hundreds of millions of people, is also fast becoming a fault line. Ethiopia’s ambitious $4.2 billion hydroelectric dam project on the Nile River’s main tributary is raising tensions with Egypt over how to share the essential resource, and exposing the rivalry between Cairo and an ascendant Addis Ababa for regional power. @DrawFHinshaw >> Wall Street Journal, Matina Stevis-Gridneff, Dahlia Kholaif