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Sunday, 29 July 2018

GERD’s project manager found shot dead in his car

GERD’s project manager found shot dead in his car: The project manager of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Simegnew Bekele, was found shot dead in his car in Addis Ababa on Thursday, Reuters reports. While there has been no official line, the case is widely suspected to be a homicide and the word “assassination” has even been used by witnesses at the scene, who said that police recovered a pistol from the car. It is hard to ascertain as of yet how this would impact GERD talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, which saw a breakthrough last month, when President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed vowed to iron out their differences peacefully, after months of souring ties.

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