A dispute over the Nile, the world’s longest river, is approaching. At stake are the lives and livelihoods of millions of people who depend on its water.
Egypt is protesting Ethiopia’s efforts to start operating a $ 4.8 billion dam on a major tributary to the Nile, a hydropower project it hopes will drive a social and economic transformation of the country without a binding agreement that preserves Cairo rights to the water. .
The project is considered by Egypt as a threat that could cut off almost an entire important water source for the country’s rapidly growing population. The country has exercised excessive control over access to the Nile since colonial times.
Water scarcity has become a geopolitical, economic and business concern across the globe with populations competing with agriculture and industry.
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