Currently browsing tag

nile river

Egypt looks to avert water crisis driven by demand, waste

KAFR HAMOUDA, Egypt (AP) — “For a thousand years,” Abdullah Sheikh’s family has been working the land the same way — flooding fields in Egypt’s Nile Delta and planting seeds by hand. But now a small, relatively cheap plow has changed all that, allowing him to nearly double the yields …

Ethiopia’s Plan to Dam the Nile Has Egypt Fuming | TIME.com

The heat is stifling but the construction workers and red-hatted engineers don’t let up. Mechanized excavators batter into the mighty, arid peaks on either side of the site of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance dam, set to be the largest in Africa. The foundations are growing. The dark brown waters of the …

Ancient rock carvings found in Sudan – UPI.com

KHARTOUM, Sudan, May 13 (UPI) — Archaeologists say they’ve found 5,000-year-old rock carving in northern Sudan depicting scenes they say they can’t explain. Researchers discovered rock art in 15 sites in an arid valley known as Wadi Abu Dom in the Bayuda Desert, about 18 miles from the Nile River, …