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File: Ethiopian workers construct on 31 March, 2015 the Grand Renaissance Dam near the Sudanese-Ethiopian border. Ethiopia began diverting the Blue Nile in May 2013 to build the 6,000 megawatt dam, which will be Africa's largest when completed in 2017. Picture: AFP

Blue nile

Sudanese hope Ethiopian dam ends Blue Nile floods

The Blue Nile joins the White Nile in Khartoum and supplies the overwhelming majority of the Nile's water, which runs through Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea.