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East African nations to challenge colonial Nile treaty

(HornTrade) — Under the 1929 accord, which still stands in international law, none of the other nine countries in the Nile basin can tap the river’s bounty without Cairo’s permission.

And because 95 per cent of Egypt’s water supplies come from the world’s longest river, that approval has rarely been given despite soaring demand for water across Africa.

Now Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania have agreed a new pact to share the Nile’s waters more fairly and removes Egypt’s veto.
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