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South Sudan’s Oil and Water Give It Bargaining Power – But Will It Benefit The People?

Via The Conversation, a look at how South Sudan’s oil and water give it bargaining power – but will it benefit the people? South Sudan has long been one of east Africa’s most unstable states. But surging external interest in its resources and the diplomatic agility of its rulers are again underlining how pivotal the country remains […]

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Will a Nile Canal Project Dry Up Africa’s Largest Wetland?

Via Yale e360, an article on the impact that South Sudan’s 240-mile canal to divert water from the White Nile and send it to Egypt would have upon Africa’s largest wetland: Seen from space, the Sudd swamp is a giant green smudge where the White Nile, one of the great river’s two main branches, spreads out […]

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