VIDEO: WATER, OIL AND POLITICS IN EGYPT AND SUDAN

In a time of intense and dramatic change in North Africa, Sudan splits into two. One of the most crucial negotiations to take place is over water: who gets how much, and at what cost? The whole Nile Basin has been arguing over the issue for decades. As well as being a source of water,…

REVOLUTIONS ON THE NILE

By Alan Nicol, IDS and Ana Cascão, Stockholm International Water Institute Today is official Nile Day in the basin and celebrations will be taking place in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the Nile riparian zones. For the assembled dignitaries, however, these are nervous times. This has already been a momentous year for the…

EGYPT AND SUDAN: POLITICS AND WATER IN A NEW NILE STATE

Our STEPS Water Seminar on 22 February is with Ana Cascão from Stockholm International Water Institute, who’s recently returned from working in Egypt and Sudan. Ana is a political scientist with a particular interest in the politics of water in the Middle East and North-East Africa. Her main research topic is the hydropolitics in the…

AVIAN FLU: EXTRA $949M BUT ‘WORLD STILL UNPREPARED’

By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member Some success has been achieved in reducing avian influenza outbreaks in poultry and humans, but the world must still be prepared to tackle an influenza pandemic, experts were told at the sixth International Ministerial Conference on Avian and Pandemic Influenza in Sharm El Sheikh, Eqypt this weekend. Photo: avian…