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Ethiopia: Nile River Dispute Heats Up

Ethiopia: Nile River Dispute Heats Up

// by Peter Heinlein, VOA: Controversy is bubbling in Africa over who owns the rights to the waters of the Nile River.  From the river's source, our correspondent reports newly assertive upstream nations are challenging treaties that grant most of the Nile's flow to consumer countries Egypt and Sudan. Some say the source of the Blue [...]

Egyptian president says Nile water will never go beyond national borders

Egyptian president says Nile water will never go beyond national borders

APA- Cairo (Egypt) Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stressed on Saturday in Cairo that the flow of Nile water will be confined only inside the territory of Egypt and will never go beyond the country’s borders. President Mubarak told reporters after inaugurating a key road in Cairo that he gave directives to the government for better use of [...]

Egypt warns that new Nile agreement could prove a ‘death sentence’

Egypt warns that new Nile agreement could prove a ‘death sentence’

From, TheIndependent: Egypt's arable land stretches out over the map of North Africa like a green kite on a desert background. The string uncoils northwards from the Aswan high dam until it reaches the Nile Delta, where it opens into a triangle to meet the Mediterranean Sea. This narrow fertile strip, fed by the world's longest river, is where [...]

Ethiopia: The threat of a water war

Ethiopia: The threat of a water war

by Robert I. Rotberg:  Boston.com NATIONS FIGHT over water, especially when access is curtailed or threatened, and there are the ingredients for a battle over the 4,100-mile long Nile River. Egypt and Sudan have counted on the abundance of the Nile’s life-giving flow. Now upstream nations want to keep more of the abundance for themselves. [...]

East Africa meets to demand more Nile water from Egypt (BBC)

East Africa meets to demand more Nile water from Egypt (BBC)

Seven East African states are due to sign an agreement giving them more water from the River Nile - a move strongly opposed by Egypt and Sudan. Under a 1929 accord, some 90% of the river's water is reserved for Egypt. Upstream countries including Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia say this is unfair and want a new deal but nothing has been [...]