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October 6, 2017

$5B Ethiopian dam could severely cut Nile's flow to Egypt

  • One study estimated Egypt would lose half of its farmland if the new dam is filled over three years.
  • By MAGGIE MICHAEL
    Associated Press

    CAIRO — The only reason Egypt has even existed from ancient times until today is because of the Nile River, which provides a thin, richly fertile stretch of green through the desert.

    Now, for the first time, the country fears a potential threat to that lifeline, and it seems to have no idea what to do about it.


     
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