Five years after Ethiopia began construction of the Renaissance Dam on the River Nile, downstream neighbors Egypt and Sudan worry about impact on the river's water levels and potential harm to agriculture and industry. Negotiations continue, though as Edward Yeranian reports for VOA from Cairo, no agreement is in sight.
In this Shaka: Extra Time, Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali answers your questions about democracy in South Africa, the crisis in Ethiopia and talks about the role of the Ethiopian youth in shaping the future of their country. He also compares the political process in Kenya and Tanzania and talks about Rwanda and Uganda. VOA reporter Paul Ndiho brings your questions to Shaka, every Tuesday on Facebook Live at 12:30 EST (17:30 UTC).
The trial, however, was suspended by the military tribunal president Tuesday afternoon after defense lawyers walked out of the court, arguing against irregularities in the trial, and that a military tribunal wasn't independent enough to judge the accused