The Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced on Thursday that the second turbine at its controversial mega-dam on the Blue Nile is already generating electricity. The announcement came despite continuing objections by Egypt and Sudan over the project. Cairo and Khartoum fear the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) could threaten their access to vital Nile waters and demand a written agreement on the dam’s filling and operation. Last month, Egypt wrote to the Security Council voicing its objections to Ethiopia’s plans to fill the dam for a third year without a three-way agreement.