Egypt and the Hydro-Politics of the Blue Nile River

  title={Egypt and the Hydro-Politics of the Blue Nile River},
  author={Daniel Kendie},
  journal={Northeast African Studies},
  pages={141 - 169}
As early as the 4th century B.C., Herodotus observed that Egypt was a gift of the N i l e. That observation is no less true today than in the distant past, because not only the prosperity of Egypt, but also its very existence depends on the annual flood of the Nile. Of its two sources, the Blue Nile flows from Lake Tana in Ethiopia, while the White Nile flows from Lake Victoria in Uganda. Some 86 p e rcent of the water that Egypt consumes annually originates from the Blue Nile R i ve r, while… Expand
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