Al Jazeera - Struggle Over the Nile - Masters no more - Episode 01

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Al Jazeera
Struggle over the Nile - Masters no more -
 Episode 01

For centuries, Egypt has sought to be Master of the Nile - seeking to tame the river's unpredictable flow and ensure exclusive control over its use.

"We are wholly dependent on the Nile. We have no other water sources. So, the truth is any threat against the Nile waters will result in the reduction of Egypt's share. This would threaten us with thirst and death .... We don't have hostile intentions against anyone. We don't go to war just for the sake of fighting. But if someone is going to stop the water, Egypt will die of thirst. Then we will fight ... with all means available"

Hussam Swailam, former Egyptian military general

But today, countries upstream are challenging this dominance and pushing for a greater say and greater share of the River Nile.

"I know that some people in Egypt have old-fashioned ideas based on the assumption that the Nile water belongs to them and that Egypt has the right to decide ... who gets what of the Nile water and that the upper riparian countries are unable to use the Nile water because they will be unstable and because they will be poor. These circumstances have changed and changed forever"

Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian prime minister

The first episode in the three-part Struggle Over the Nile series examines attitudes towards the river in a country where 95 per cent of the population live along its banks and their fears that other Nile basin countries will challenge their historic control over its waters.


The first episode in the three-part Struggle Over the Nile series examines attitudes towards the river in a country where 95 per cent of the population live along its banks and their fears that other Nile basin countries will challenge their historic control over its waters.


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Ethiopian Documentary Ethiopian News
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  • be
    Added

    everybody need to reconginize the though of run down water use while using while. it last everything is for moment the Nile belong to east african no longer north that is stone age bible.

  • Yared
    Added

    I strongly suggest Egypt and a friend of Egypt help Egypt.
    With finance that Ethiopia to utilize more higher tech..system.
    for water stipulate for all. Not be late, this is a time to do it.
    Even if it's OK with Ethiopian Government.

    We love Egypt.

  • sisay kassaye - Dire
    Added

    በኢትዮጵያዊነቴ የኮራሁበት ዘመን በመሆኑ ደስ ብሎኛል ፤ የዚህም ምንጩ እኔ ነኝ…!

  • dodo
    Added

    the producer of this doc is an egyptian. you read on on aljazeera website how came up with the idea to make this doc. he tries to be unbiased but 90% of the time he is telling the egyptian side of the story

  • ABAY
    Added

    I don't trust Aljazeera as much as I don't trust Legesse Zenawi.


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