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Vol 51 No 14

Published 9th July 2010

Crisis on the Nile

The confrontation over the Nile waters, which pits Egypt and Sudan against the five downstream countries, is escalating into a major regional crisis following the collapse of a ministerial meeting in Addis Ababa on 26-27 June. Egypt and Sudan opposed moves by the downstream countries – Ethiopia,Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya – to agree a new formula to share the Nile’s 84 billion cubic metres of water more equitably.

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