Egypt's population has hit 100,000,000. It has almost doubled in 30 years, putting a strain on jobs, arable land and water resources. Most Egyptians live on just 8% of the country's territory (around the Nile).
Ethiopia is building a massive dam on the Nile river that’s meant to revolutionise its economy - but Egypt says its water supply is in danger. #AJStartHere breaks down one of the most important disputes in Africa.
THREAD ? A mega-dam has triggered a big dispute between Egypt & Ethiopia over access to the Nile’s water resources. For Ethiopia it promises much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis. Could a dam kill the River Nile?
A historical basis for some of the plagues of Egypt may have been after-effects of a real volcanic eruption. This could have turned the Nile red, driven frogs and insects to seek fresh water, and caused acid rain and dust clouds.
Valley of the Nile river: lush and green next to the water, completely bare elsewhere. Water is life, so let’s keep it clean #WorldWaterDay