Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Water pressure on Moubarak

"CAIRO, 27 July 2010 (IRIN) - Tens of thousands of people in Egypt - Africa’s second most populous country - have taken to the streets in recent months to protest against water shortages, a fact which goes some way to explaining the government’s reluctance to relinquish its current share of River Nile water.

On 26 July, 600 people from the southern governorate of Minya staged a sit-down protest outside the Irrigation Ministry in Cairo to protest about the lack of water for their land. While there have been water shortage protests in previous years, the size and frequency of protests in 2010 has been unprecedented, local observers say."

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