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Crisis On The Nile

Via The Frontier Post, an article on the challenges facing the Nile: Running from Uganda to Egypt, the Nile is essential to the survival of millions of people living in Africa. But a combination of climate change and human overuse is drying up the river, and worsening conditions for farmers who fear low harvests and […]

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Nile: “In Mortal Danger, From Its Source To The Sea’

Via Terra Daily, an article on the precarious state of the Nile: The pharaohs worshipped it as a god, the eternal bringer of life. But the clock is ticking on the Nile. Climate change, pollution and exploitation by man are putting existential pressure on the world’s second longest river, on which half a billion people […]

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Millions At Risk Of Climate Displacement In Middle East

Via Seed Daily, a report on how millions are at risk of climate displacement in Middle East: Little rainfall, aggressive heatwaves and worsening drought make the Middle East the most water-stressed region in the world, with climate change threatening to displace millions of people. Hussein Abu Saddam, head of the farmers’ syndicate in Egypt which […]

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COP27 Brings GERD Debate Back To The Table

Via The Reporter, an article on how COP27 – held in Egypt – will bring the GERD debate back to the forefront: An excerpt from the joint statement issued by the European Union (EU) and Egypt during their ninth Association Council meeting held in Luxembourg in June of last year reveals the EU’s position on […]

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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Africa’s Water Tower, Environmental Justice & Infrastructural Power

Via Daedalus, a report on the GERD and its implications on environmental justice: Global environmental imaginaries such as “the climate crisis” and “water wars” dominate the discussion on African states and their predicament in the face of global warming and unmet demands for sustainable livelihoods. I argue that the intersecting challenges of water, energy, and […]

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Egypt’s Negative Stance on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Via New Eastern Outlook, an article on Egypt’s negative stance on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: If you read Cairo newspapers, one of the main topics of great concern to residents of Egypt’s capital, and indeed to all Egyptians, is the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The headlines say a lot: “Ethiopia wants to monopolize all water […]

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