The Nile Basin: Water, Water...

Trouble is brewing between Egypt and East African countries over the Nile waters that have been its lifeline for generations. Kenya and other states in the river basin are threatening to pull out of a 1929 Treaty signed between colonial Britain – which governed most of the area – and Egypt. There has even been talk in Cairo of military retaliation against any country that violates it.

The World Today Updated 15 October 2020 Published 1 August 2006 4 minute READ

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