US Secretary of State arrives in Ethiopia

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is received as he arrives at the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia February 17, 2020. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Ethiopia where he’ll hold talks with the prime minister, Abiy Ahmed.

They’re expected to discuss security concerns, as well as Ethiopia’s dispute with Egypt over the construction of a huge dam on the River Nile.

The US has been helping to mediate talks between the two countries.

Egypt is heavily dependent on the river, and fears the multi-billion dollar project will give Ethiopia too much control of the flow of water.

Ethiopia is Mr Pompeo’s last stop on his tour of Africa before he moves on to the Middle East.

 

Dominica Nwabufo