Burundi joins Nile basin pact opposed by Egypt

Reuters: Burundi has signed up to an agreement to alter historic water-sharing arrangements for the River Nile, posing a diplomatic challenge for interim military rulers in Egypt, which rejects the pact. Egypt, already threatened by climate change, is almost entirely dependent on the Nile for its water and has been nervously watching hydro-electric power dam projects take shape in upriver nations along the northeastern side of Africa. Burundi is the sixth upriver country to sign the pact, joining Kenya,......

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