"Egypt and Thirsty Neighbors Are at Odds Over Nile"

Egypt's 80 million people have always depended on the Nile River. Under a 1929 treaty, 80 percent of the river's flow is reserved for Egypt and Sudan, which were then ruled as a single country. Now the seven upstream countries (Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, and Rwanda) want to revise the treaty, calling it an unfair relic of colonialism.

Thanassis Cambanis reports for the New York Times September 25, 2010.


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"Ethiopia Claims High Ground In Right-To-Nile Debate" (NPR)

"Ethiopians Want More From Sacred Nile Waters" (AFP)


Source: NYTimes, 09/27/2010