Sudan Braced for ‘Massive Floods’ as Nile Water Level Surges

Torrential rains in neighbouring Ethiopia have swollen the Nile, which flows into Sudan. BY ROGER BAIRD | IBT Khartoum is braced for “massive floods” along the Nile as the river’s water levels hit one hundred-year highs, following warnings from Sudan’s irrigation ministry. Torrential rains in neighbouring Ethiopia have swollen the Blue Nile which converges with […]

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The Vanishing Nile: A Great River Faces a Multitude of Threats

BY RICHARD CONNIFF Though politicians and the press tend to downplay the idea, environmental degradation is often an underlying cause of international crises — from the deforestation, erosion, and reduced agricultural production that set the stage for the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s to the prolonged drought that pushed rural populations into the cities at […]

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Egypt – Ethiopia: A River Runs Through an African Rivalry

The competition to secure water from the Nile River will create problems for Egypt and Ethiopia, much as it has for centuries. By Stratfor, Egypt and Ethiopia have been at odds for much of their modern history, perhaps nowhere more so than in their attempts to secure water of the Nile River basin. This particular […]

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Morsi Warns Not a Drop of Nile; Politicians Propose Hostile Acts Against Ethiopia

By TesfaNews, The dramatic escalation of feud between Ethiopia and Egypt is now shaping itself into a growing confrontation following news that Ethiopia has started to divert the flow of the Blue Nile river to start construction of a giant dam that believed to have a devastating impact on the Nile-dependent Egypt. Angered by Ethiopia’s […]

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