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The Stream, June 28: France Pledges Nuclear Power Investment

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The water recycling system deployed to clean the tainted water…
Lake Turkana - Water Conflict

Water Conflict: Violence Erupts Along Ethiopia-Kenya Water-stressed Border

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Severe droughts have added stress to an ongoing dispute between two neighboring ethnic groups near Lake Turkana — the border between the two nations — which has culminated in a series of violent attacks.

Egypt's Assets in Ethiopia May Help Ease Tensions Over Nile River

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The African country reaches out to its Nile Basin neighbor.

African, Asian Nations Top Latest Water Security Risk Index

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A new report furthers the hypothesis that water stress serves as a catalyst for conflict.

Countries Move Forward with Nile Treaty Despite Egypt's Objections

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A weekend meeting of the Nile basin water ministers does not resolve treaty impasse.

Sudan's Fight Against the Guinea Worm

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The Guinea worm has the potential to become the second completely eradicated disease in human history—but the political stability of one African nation will play a crucial role.

Nile Basin Countries Fail to Sign River Treaty Again

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Egypt and Sudan have rejected the proposed Nile Basin agreement as it stands, while the other seven members vow to press on.

Perspective: Sudan - Land of Water and Thirst; War and Peace

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Circle of Blue introduces the first contributing column from Dr. Paul J. Sullivan, an expert on resource conflict in the Middle East and parts of Africa. In his first piece, Sullivan discusses the water crisis in one of the world's most spotlighted failing states -- Sudan.

Nile Basin Initiative Celebrates 10-year Anniversary

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Many joint economic development projects have been completed, but an agreement on cooperative management of the river basin has not been signed.

Water Scarcity, Food Security Concerns Prompt Global Land Grab

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Area nearly the size of France purchased, leased for food production around the world. Africa, South America, parts of Europe targeted by cash-rich, food-poor nations

Qatar Food Company Signs $1 billion Deal to Use Sudan Farmland

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Sudan-Farmland-290Qatar furthers the trend of Gulf Arab Countries off-shoring their agricultural production to secure food supplies for its citizens and other populations in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Qatar’s Hassad Foods signed a deal last week, worth potentially $1 billion, to develop 20,000 acres of land in northern Sudan, Reuters reports. Cultivation could expand to 250,000 acres.