Russia to help Northern Africa to resolve water resources issue
The Voice of Russia
The issue of water resources deficit is becoming more acute in many regions of the world. Northern Africa is currently one of the «hot spots».
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This article is about the conflicts between the countries using the Nile River as a primary water source. In the 1950s an agreement was signed by Egypt and Sudan regarding the division of the water of the Nile River. However agricultural and industry development has accelerated and expanded to levels that weren't possible in the 1950s. It has been agreed that the agreement must be updated. Addis-Ababa has started a project to erect a huge hydro power station in the upper part of the Blue Nile River - the main artery of the great river. Ethiopia has many allies. Cairo has admitted the need for mutual agreements. The negations between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia have begun with no result. The world community, including Russia, is working to help make a mutually agreeable solution.
This article helps me understand that water is in high demand in the northern region of Africa. That the water the Nile RIver supplies to the people is in high demand. As I understand the people in power want to better their country and they want more of what is so valuable - rare - that they won't collaborate with others first. They seek resources; to own the most of everything, even when it isn't possible. However the world community is seeking to create an equal and benefiting outcome for all the countries involved.
I think that this article is very informing and that it will help the readers understand more of the problems that Africa is facing in the north regarding water usage. This article helped me see more fully that water is an integral part of life and that it is not always readily accessible in other parts of the world. I hope that the they come to find common ground on this situation and find a possible solution that benefits all parties.