Saturday, May 15, 2010

Arab Egypt and Sudan vs. Africa over Nile water

A controversial deal has been signed to share the waters of the world's longest river.  But Egypt and Sudan are not happy at four African countries signing a new deal on the Nile.  Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania signed the new framework on Friday while Kenya issued a support statement. Ten nations share the resources of the river.

Colonial-era agreements gave the biggest share of water to the two downstream countries, Egypt and Sudan.  But as Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall explains, upstream nations are now pushing for a greater share. Watch this TV programs here

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