AFRICAN WATER WARS….A REMNANT OF COLONIAL RULE

GREETINGS,

  AGAIN WHEN WE LOOK AT WARS AND THE CAUSES OF THESE WARS AMERICA OR ENGLAND OR EUROPEAN NATIONS ALWAYS ARE SOMEWHERE INVOLVED. THIS IS THEIR VERY NATURE AND POLICY.THEY WAR AND CAUSE WARS THEN EVEN AFTER THEY SO-CALL DECIDE TO DECOLONIZE THEY LEAVE FRICTION POINTS OR WEDGES THAT KEEP  THEIR FORMER COLONIES FROM UNITING….JUST LOOK TO CHINA AND TAIWAN,LOOK TO INDIA AND PAKISTAN(KASHMIR),LOOK TO CHINA AND INDIA(TIBET ANF TAWANG), LOOK TO CUBA AND THE U.S. GAUNTANIMO BAY,LOOK TO THE “BRITISH” VIRGIN ISLANDS OR THE “U.S.” VIRGIN ISLANDS….LOOK TO ARGENTINA AND THE FALKLANDS OR TO NORTH AND SOUTH SUDAN……LOOK TO PALESTINE AND ISRAEL,ISRAEL AND THE GOLAN(SYRIA)…..THERE ARE A HOST OF OTHERS I COULD NAME BUT IT WOULD TAKE ALL DAY….NOW WE LOOK TO :

East African nations to challenge colonial Nile treaty

East African nations facing increasing droughts are poised to rip up a colonial treaty brokered by the British which gives the lion’s share of the Nile’s waters to Egypt.

By Mike Pflanz in Nairobi
Published: 9:24PM BST 04 Jun 2010

A girl looks at water from the Nile flowing from a pump

An Egyptian girl looks at water from the Nile flowing from a pump in Cairo Photo: REUTERS

Under the 1929 accord, which still stands in international law, none of the other nine countries in the Nile basin can tap the river’s bounty without Cairo’s permission.

And because 95 per cent of Egypt’s water supplies come from the world’s longest river, that approval has rarely been given despite soaring demand for water across Africa.

Now Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania have agreed a new pact to share the Nile’s waters more fairly and removes Egypt’s veto.

The Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Eritrea are mulling following suit………HERE IS MORE

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