Tension and suspicion Over the Nile

Tension and suspicion Over the Nile

Struggle Over the Nile Part 3

 

For centuries, Egypt has sought to tame the Nile and control its use, but others are now challenging this dominance.

The Nile river crosses nine different countries in the northeast of Africa. The Blue Nile originates in Ethiopia and joins the White Nile in Khartoum the capital of Sudan. From there is crosses the border into Egypt to the north. The White Nile passes Burundi, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania before it enters Sudan.

We will start with a visit to Egypt, followed by visits to Ethiopia and Sudan. Tension between these three countries is highest since 90% of all the Nile water originates in the Ethiopian highlands, but the country is not allowed to use any of its water according to a colonial treaty. In a later trip we will hopefully visit the headwaters of the White Nile as well.

Pictures and more on disputed waters