Egypt sits upon the world’s largest fossil aquifer system. But can the government exploit the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System to relieve stress on the Nile and guarantee water for Egypt’s citizens?
Both the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and the Aswan High Dam (AHD) in Egypt have been part-financed by local citizens as water strengthens its case as the main underlying cause of potential conflict between the Horn of Africa neighbors.
Even the most optimistic studies predict that Egypt will lose six billion cubic meters of water annually once the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in the Blue Nile in Ethiopia is completed. This loss will leave a million acres without sufficient irrigation, leading to arid lands and the loss of jobs, and threatens to displace millions […]
After nearly a century of conflict over the Nile’s waters, Egypt has finally found a way to live without its historical rights and coexist with its basin partners.
A dialogue with Dr. Abbas Sharaqi, head of the Natural Resources Department at the Africa Research Institute, Cairo University, on the impact of Ethiopia’s ‘Renaissance’ dam on Egypt.
An interview with sociologist and researcher of women in Upper Egypt, Samwa Anwar, who says that while women from the south are marginalized, they have powers unknown to many.
North of the ‘train of death’s’ tracks is a view of the sea and luxury cafes frequented by the rich patrons who live there. South of these tracks, however, drug dealers, violent dogs, poverty and scams linger.
He left a wealthy family in South Sudan to study in Egypt, where he fell in love and started a family. But racism has kept Jema an outsider both in and outside of his home.
Far away from the capital cities, tales of marginalization, migration, and extremism persist in North Africa’s southern regions. But strong indigenous communities with lasting cultural values offer accounts of perseverance.
A 2005 incident in which the Egyptian government killed 27 Sudanese refugees staging a peaceful protest.