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Troubled Waters For Egypt As Ethiopia Pushes Nile Dam

Via Terra Daily, a report on water tensions arising over the Nile: Under the shade of a tree, Mohamed Omar joined other farmers bickering over who would water their crops first as supply from the Nile to a nearby canal dwindled. “My plot has been thirsty for days. I need the water to nourish the […]

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Parched Countries Tap the Nile River Through Farms

Via The Wall Street Journal, a detailed look at how oil-rich Gulf states grow crops in Egypt and Sudan to export, leaving locals increasingly dependent on imports: At the end of the world’s longest river, Ahmad Muhammad has run out of fresh water. For generations, water from the Nile irrigated wheat, rice, corn and eggplants […]

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River of The Dammed

Via Foreign Policy, an article on how Ethiopia’s continued efforts to dam the Nile could end in war with Egypt and how such an outcome may be stopped: In October, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in starting peace negotiations with Eritrea. But his country is still in the […]

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Nile Basin Water Wars: One Step Closer to an Agreement?

Via Geopolitical Monitor, a report on negotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan on Nile waters: Earlier last month during the Sochi Summit, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi agreed to resume talks surrounding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD); a project that has increased tensions and hostilities between Egypt, Ethiopia, and […]

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Egypt’s Water Crisis

Via the World Economic Forum, a report on the impending Nile water crisis, particularly as it impacts Egypt: Ahmed Abd-Rabo used to get all the water he needed to feed his crops 50 km (30 miles) from Egypt’s River Nile. Then supplies in the canal linking his seven acres to the river dwindled as other […]

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Nile Basin Water Wars: The Never-Ending Struggle Between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan

Via Geopolitical Monitor, an article on tensions related to the Nile River: A Conflict through the Decades Known for being the longest river on the African continent, the Nile River has served as a key source of water for all the countries residing in its basin, with Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan representing the three countries most […]

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