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drawn by women drivers. to some extra features like a panic button in twenty four seven monitoring of drivers. rio has big plans to turn its largest favelas into spectacles. but inside the. big plant. building since the age of twelve this untrained yet skilled architect has as good a chance as any at seeing his vision come to life. the federal road and the master plan are the concluding part of rebel architecture at this time on al-jazeera. you know i'm fully back to bill with a look at our main stories here on al-jazeera an attack is under way in the eastern afghan city of jalalabad government officials say the office of the aid organization save the children is
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a target let's speak to our correspondent in kabul jennifer glass jennifer what more you hearing about this attack in jalalabad fully we understand that special forces have just arrived on the scene a large explosion happened sit in cars alight eleven people we understand are injured according to a local hospital and there is a gunfight underway they believe possibly two attackers are inside the headquarters of save the children that ngo into law of god in eastern afghanistan and we know that a number we know that the firefight is going on ambulances are on the scene and special forces have just arrived thank you very much for that jennifer gratz with the latest there from kabul on that attack in the eastern afghan city of jalalabad thank you. al jazeera has gained access to one of the most remote areas in the world where hundreds are feared dead due to a measles outbreak officials say the crisis in indonesia's eastern province of
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pop-y. has claimed the lives of sixty nine children but church leaders estimate the death toll to be much higher asset class and has more from my guts in papua province what we see is a very very severe health situation we saw a lot of very children malnourished children but what also most frightening is that especially their models are very malnourished while they're going to lose babies many of them are already born malnourished and of course considering the fact that there's hardly any food in that area the babies will not recover from that situation we're going to happen is that the right is losing rapidly it's tradition to live off making little of the forest and now they're basically stuck in these settlements and not knowing what to do with this modern food that has been reaching the area steadfast in there the egyptian military has detained his former chief of staff just days after he said he would run in the presidential election in march sami in and was seen as the main challenger to president abdel fattah sisi the
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united nations security council has held a meeting on continued chemical attacks in syria russia call for a new inquiry into who is to blame a move the u.s. has branded a distraction earlier diplomats agreed at a meeting in paris to push for sanctions and criminal charges against those responsible. at least thirty one people have been killed by a car bomb in libya the blast in the eastern city of benghazi struck for shippers who were leaving a mosque after evening prayers and a second car bomb exploded just half an hour later injuring security and ambulance personnel. a court in brazil is judy decide on wednesday whether to uphold a corruption conviction against former president lula da silva. hundreds of his supporters rallied in southern porto alegre in the southern city of
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port on a great to hear him speak a day before the decision if he loses his appeal he'll be unable to run for president this year despite being the early favorite to win. i don't know if it is the fear of lulu's return in twenty eight i don't know if it is free or if it is for you it's good because they're not afraid of the but things we did but of the good things we did. the u.s. justice department has confirmed attorney general jeff sessions was questioned last week over alleged collusion between donald trump's presidential campaign and russia is believed to be the first time a member of trump's cabinet has been questioning the inquiry which is that by former f.b.i. director robert mueller and the oscar nominations are out ahead of a ceremony on march fourth that will be watched closely for how the academy reacts to recent sexual assaults scandals in the movie industry the film picking up the most nominations overall was guillermo del toro's fantasy drama the shape of water
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it tells a story of a noni cleaning woman who befriends a captured and screeching. you have see the headlines on al-jazeera the news continues right after the struggle over the nile to stay with us. the nile the world's longest river. a seven thousand kilometers
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a lifeline for almost four hundred million people. flowing north the nile runs through ten countries. from the highlands in the heart of africa to the shores of the mediterranean sea. a source of sustenance but also one of tension even potential conflict. for centuries egypt has sought to be most of the not. seeking to tame the rivers some predictable flow until ensure exclusive control over its nukes. but today countries upstream much challenging this dominance and end up pushing for a greater say and a greater share of the river nile. kyra
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capital of egypt. a teeming much. nicholas. that is grown on the banks of the nile. it's the first day of spring when egyptians from the roots of life. flock to the river. to celebrate the arrival of the new season. with a kid with a knack at field of view of good and mostly every egyptian wants live by the nile is the thought that if they can't then at least they can sit in picnic their living
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in the soviet it's the place of their dreams and mahmoud everybody from the young lovers the troubled souls come here for different reasons either to enjoy themselves or to wash away their pain easy for him not. the ancient greek writer who wrote it has described egypt as being the gift of the nile it was a fitting description. we made to cities that run along and are only there because of the nile and the novel that it would just be another part of the sahara desert you know it would just be dust and sand you couldn't live without it is the life blood. attached to this source of life ninety five percent of the egyptian population lives along its banks just five percent of egypt's land the rest just desert. the nile maybe most
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commonly associated with egypt. but its waters begin their journey thousands of kilometers upstream. there are two main sources of the river. one is the great lakes of eastern africa. and the other is in the ethiopian highlands where the majority of the nile waters originate. this is the summer rainy season in ethiopia. the rainfall forms gushing rivers and tributaries.
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they collect here in like ton. ethiopia's largest lake and a main source of the nile. the six hundred year old ministry is situated on one of the lakes many islands. decorated with biblical paintings it belongs to the ethiopian orthodox church. the custody of the monastery of a doll it believes the nile holds magical powers and is akin to god. as an albino the nile is one of the four rivers mentioned in the holy bible that feeds heaven and i know that. the nile gives us as well as other countries like
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egypt all sorts of benefits myth and i am going to have been a. water isn't the nile's only get. the surging streams in ethiopia turn red with silt washed from the volcanic to turn. this silt rich in nutrients and minerals is born downstream. it was to prove a blessing for the first settlers in the nile valley thousands of years ago. each year rainfall in ethiopia caused the nile downstream to flood its banks in what is today egypt. this unusual phenomenon known by the ancient egyptians as the inundation was celebrated as a divine event. it was de fide in the form of
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a god known as hobby. in minimum a most how happy if you look at the pictures of this character and graves on the walls of egypt's temples you find that have is their strange character on the whole he's a man with large breasts but not a woman welcome most of the caribbean he also has a petroleum belly so these two characteristics symbolize fertility and generosity and granted by the nile xeon local school. was the key gift. when the nile flood receded the rich silt carried by the river remained behind fertilizing the soil creating arable land in stark contrast to the surrounding desert. ancient egypt was the birthplace of agriculture. techniques developed thousands of years
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ago. are still in use to this day. early thunder in the herd envelop dylan was with still used the old plough the one foot by cutting. there are many cracked that here my uncle has attacked my neighbor has what everybody has attacked and that would what a one at any thought but i pray. the traditional methods. of. the pharaohs have long since passed from the stage of history but some of their legacy and yours. from time immemorial the river has been a subject of adoration. and yet many old found a full mile old bountiful nial old bountiful miles of the ancient egyptians exulted the river nile there's an old chant that goes people don't eat jewels they eat the
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bread made from the wheat that grew on the banks of the river nile and. but there's a darker side to this love of the night. such adoration can lead to possessiveness. for the egyptians the nile is unquestionably their river above and beyond the claims of any other nile basin country. by the early one thousand nine hundred so great britain ruled the length of the nile. egypt was strategically crucial as the suez canal controlled access to india the jewel in the crown of the british empire. to co-opt their allies
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in one nine hundred twenty nine britain awarded the egyptians exclusive control of the nile to phuket does our shooting in the one nine hundred twenty nine agreement stated that egypt had the right to veto any project on the nile that would affect its share of the waters or the flow of the river to the north towards egypt. this stipulation was based on the fact that egypt completely depends on the nile waters while the upstream countries have other water sources before they have more to go. thirty years later in one thousand nine hundred fifty nine a second agreement was signed. freed from colonial over rule egypt and sudan agreed on dividing the rivers waters. during the one nine hundred sixty s. african nations upstream gained independence. nowadays these
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countries are challenging agreements signed when they were under colonial rule. and then. we had two countries sit down make us a thing now and that need to say. that they want to share within the two countries. to this day egyptians regard the nine hundred twenty nine and nine hundred fifty nine agreements as technically binding. egypt has its reasons for wanting to uphold the treaties. the share of the nile water has remained at fifty five and a half billion cubic meters a stipulated in the one nine hundred fifty nine agreement. however since then egypt's population has tripled over eighty million. taking the
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country into water poverty. these agreements give us a minimum amount of water. less than what we actually need. any of the countries they don't need they get their water from nature. the annual amount of rainfall of the sources of the one point six trillion cubic meters egypt and sudan use less than five percent of this amount the rest that's ninety five percent is lost through evaporation and. but sometimes rainfall is not enough. famine has ravaged states through which the nile flames. here in ethiopia one of the river sources the failure of the annual rains has led to
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catastrophe in the past. millions have died. beyond such tragedy upstream states claim the past agreements violate their national sovereignty and prevent them harnessing the river for their own development. i know that some people in egypt. fashion i.d.'s. fashion i.d.'s based on the assumption that the night want to be long student or egypt and that egypt has a right to decide us for all gets what of the night water and the countries that are unable to use the night water because it will be unstable and because they won't be for. this circumstances have changed and changed forever. the change came in may two thousand and ten at
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a meeting going into your ganda when the upstream countries took matters into their own hands. in an unprecedented move six of the eight nations signed a new agreement declaring greater autonomy in decision making over the niles waters aware of the agenda egypt and sudan had refused to attend. what was signed an entirely set off alarm bells in cairo. touching the very core of egyptian fear about its water source of the lord must it is a red line for egypt existence. there is a difference between security and existence itself. we are wholly dependent on the nile we have no other water sources in eight so the truth is that any threat
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against the nile waters will result in the reduction of egypt's share this would threaten us with thirst and death. and the specter of a water war looms over the region. for egypt securing the nile waters is a matter of national security even if it means military action. a common feeling shared by most egyptians. egypt would die what would we drink about it of course we would fight we would fight anyone who attempts to stop i would force a water. throughout
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its history egypt has been at the mercy of the nile. along the river columns such as this known as my limit as have been built to measure the height of the waters. controlling the river was of paramount importance. with the well being of the state dependent on the level of the annual flood waters. the key was in finding a way to reserve these waters for use during the drives some of periods. the ancient egyptians first attempted this. but it was the founder of modern egypt mohamed ali pasha who built the first ever down on the nile in the mid nineteenth century. to this day the old brick dam known as the delta
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still stands. in a new land as long as i live in the nile was on muhammad ali's agenda it was extremely important because egypt was threatened by drought that if. you wanted more cotton and grain plantations since in those days egypt used to export these products to your. muhammad ali himself laid the dams first stone in eight hundred forty seven. but this was only the beginning. as demand for water grew more irrigation projects were completed in the first half of the twentieth century. but it wasn't until it early one nine hundred fifty s. that egypt began to put in place plans to finally control the nile once and for all . in july nine hundred fifty two a group of army officers carried out
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a coup d'etat. egypt's king was dethroned then exiled a new regime to power. the main office a behind the coup was jamal abdul nasser we're going to gender to modernize and strengthen egypt. adoptive plans for a massive new dam to be built in southern egypt to harness the full potential of the nile. called the last one high dam it would be built on this stretch of river at a cost of some one billion u.s. dollars egypt was going to need help. in the beginning britain and united states went together and told big bank nasser and they were supporting him. however that support came with strings attached. egypt was expected to join the
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western camp. but nasa was his own man. in the cold war setting he was committed to a policy of nonaligned. policy that displeased the americans. on july nineteenth nine hundred fifty six john foster dulles the american secretary of state withdrew the offer to finance the us one high dam. nasa would not be intimidated one week later he hit back. with the. masses decision to nationalize the company that owned the strategic suez canal was
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a bombshell. the revenues paid by ships passing through the canal could help egypt finance the us one hide them. it was a trump card but it rattled the powers in europe and led to the suez crisis of one nine hundred fifty six. last. britain france and israel conducted a joint attack on egypt to win back control of the canal. british and french troops landed in port sight on the northern tip of the suez waterway. but this was as far as they went. the fading armies were forced to withdraw on the heavy international pressure from the united nations. egypt's relations with the west was shattered.
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nasser now look for friends elsewhere. in one thousand nine hundred fifty eight egypt signed an agreement with the soviet union for the financing of the hide them or was the russians in egypt to realize or four hundred five hundred million finally this was not a question egypt paid back these loans from the suez canal gravelly this research. with the soviet loans inaugurated the start of construction of the us one high down in general nine hundred sixty. the project was immense. it is said that enough rock was used in the construction of the dam to build seventeen great pyramids.
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through the eleven years of construction egyptian saw the dam as a symbol of national pride and defiance to the west. the shop a muslim operetta lot of the egyptian people proved the ingenuity and bracing high dam project which had only they glorify it in their songs in t.v. and radio shows movies plays and everyday activities. that's how it became such an icon of the nation in the shop something everybody ready behind. him in. mass or the father of the project never live to see the completion of the dam. just four months before construction was finished he died of a heart attack. the opening ceremony in january one thousand nine hundred seventy one was attended by
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egypt's new president anwar sadat's. the damn save the flow with over thirty billion cubic meters of floodwater each year water that otherwise would be lost into the mediterranean sea. behind the dam a huge manmade reservoir known as lake massah was created. the water held in this lake was egypt's insurance policy against the rivers unpredictable flood. they also. gave the egyptians a guarantee that the rain always the water there i mean during the drought. the night the seventh is night and they does. in sudan in their field go. they do since they could go on cultivating as before because i'd always worked behind the down as
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well. but perhaps most important it was a. in the way and that's in my eyes that have been now in the it. elsewhere the river remained untamed. upstream countries were still at the mercy of the nile and. experiencing at times either famine. or devastating floods. but playing with nature was to prove costly for the river and for all those living off it. this is held through also dangerous forced vicious where the slightest error means a one way ticket over the edge realities that men are coming back to more of all
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those men not to meet on children braving tough conditions facing death at every turn. to experience here in trailers i guess they'll gamble with their lives just to the never risking it all on al-jazeera. al-jazeera. where every. you know i'm fully back to bill with the headlines on al-jazeera gunmen have attacked the office of save the children in eastern afghanistan it happened just after a suicide bomb attack at the agency's office center in say in the city of jalalabad
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jennifer gratz has more from afghanistan's capital kabul and we understand that special forces have just arrived on the scene a large explosion happened sitting cars alight eleven people we understand are injured according to a local hospital and there is a gunfight underway they believe possibly two attackers are inside the headquarters of save the children that ngo into law in eastern afghanistan and we know that a number we know that the firefight is going on ambulances are on the scene and special forces have just arrived al jazeera has gained access to one of the most remote areas in the world where hundreds of feared dead due to a measles outbreak officials say the crisis in indonesia's eastern province of papa has claimed the lives of sixty nine children however church leaders estimate the death toll to be much higher the egyptian military has detained his former chief of staff just days after he said he would run in the presidential election in march
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sami anon was seen as the main challenger to president abdel fatah sisi the united nations security council has held a meeting on continued chemical attacks in syria russia call for a new inquiry into who is to blame a move the u.s. has branded as a distraction at least thirty one people have been killed by a combo in libya of a blast in the eastern city of benghazi struck worshipers who were leaving a mosque up to evening prayers a second car bomb exploded just half an hour later injuring security and i'm going to inspire us now. the u.s. justice department has confirmed attorney general jeff sessions was questioned last week over alleged collusion between donald trump's presidential campaign and russia is believed to be the first time a member of trump's cabinet has been questioned in the inquiry which is led by former f.b.i. director robert mueller and thousands of brazilians have rallied in support of former president luiz inacio lula da silva a day before a court rules on whether to uphold a corruption conviction against him if lula loses his appeal he'll be unable to run
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for president this year described being the early favorite to when you're upset with the headlines on al-jazeera the struggle over the nile continues next year do stay with us thanks for watching. in the us one high down in. man's greatest ever effort to control the nile. it halted the annual flood. and stored a huge supply of water fifty gypped behind its great wall. the dam was hailed as a triumph of engineering and water management. but there was a price to be paid. of this and that already could be years prior to the construction of the high down the river nile used to bring four million tonnes of
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fertile silt each year that would deposit on the laptop out of the public if it was like a natural fertiliser for a daily worker in. this silt washed from the ethiopian highlands was no longer carried into egypt. it now dropped uselessly to the bed of the man made reservoir behind the dam. deprived of the silt egyptian the farmers today rely increasingly an artificial fertilisers for and c the only my grandfather and my father used to need only one sack of chemical fertiliser for an acre of land nowadays each acres needs a thief seven said. the loss of natural thirty lety in egypt's farmland was not the only negative repercussion of
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the us one the high dam. the reservoir formed by the accumulation of waters behind the dam was named lake nasser. today it's one of the larger. manmade lakes in the world stretching over five hundred kilometers. it straddles the borders of egypt and sudan an area known as new bia. situated on the banks of the river nile rubia was home to many ancient temples. but in the one nine hundred sixty s. during the construction of the us one high dam the rising waters of lake nasser threaten to submerge these monuments.
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the united nations spearheaded an international rescue campaign. more than twenty temples were dismantled stone by stone and relocated to higher ground. the largest of these were the two giant temples of abu simbel built by the pharaoh ramses the second. in their new location the temples remain a major tourist attraction in egypt to this day it's. it's. archaeological sites were saved but people living in the area received no such consideration all. the newbie ns an ethnic group originating in southern egypt and northern sudan have lived
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beside the nile for thousands of years. i.e. movie of old newbie and live on the banks of the night denial is our life like fish we would die. if we left it they saw. this attachment to the river has proved a blessing but also because. during construction of the ass one low dam in one thousand nine hundred nine the newbie ns were forced to move . they were relocated here on the west bank of the nile in aswan. today the village of hobson hale is the most famous newby and settlement a place where tourists come seeking a glimpse of
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a traditional life. such as i love that allowed people to start the modeling i grew up and worked with my uncle who taught me about sailing on the walk i worked with him into his and when i got on the boat and now i have managed to buy my own small boat off. the newbie and community here has found a new way to make a living from the nile. but a second major displacement of newbie ns was to prove far more dramatic. in may nine hundred sixty four egyptian president jamal abdel nasser and soviet leader nikita khrushchev attended celebrations marking the start of the second stage of building the us one high dam. at the push of
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a button water levels behind the dam rose rapidly. the project was on track but at the expense of over one hundred twenty thousand newbie ends in both. egypt and sudan who were forced to move. out as i did that. it was very difficult to be pulled out of our homeland and taken to another place it was very harsh for the displacement my family suffered in the nuvi and region was very painful it was a huge sacrifice anything that. they left everything behind many people died among the many children no one was given any time to do anything our people had to leave everything in a rush to catch the boat move to. civilization
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dating back thousands of years was up to. the newbie in the school their homeland the land of gold. but it was now gone forever. just a meager sum of money. and a muscle and they wanted me to my father to see thirty six egyptian pounds in compensation for the house the land and everything else well alex of the. egyptian man sudanese government's a promise the newbie ends better living conditions. but their new home away from the nile proved far from satisfactory. didn't love the vehicles and that they moved us into concrete buildings and at a stroke took away our history and civilization they wiped out our identity. they took us away from the nile. new beings are only happy when they have to side the
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nile but not a single resettlement village was by the river. there . are if jamal is a sudanese newbie and he was a. miles when the displacement occurred today he teaches african history in america after fifty years when you look at the new land that was acquired by the movie ends or within unions were displaced to a miserable and even when you have an enormous amount of health problems you have very bad logistics and game massive migration but this time they look like refugees.
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despite the form a displacement libyans have done their best to keep alive their traditions and their distinctive language. many newbie and song center on a return to their lost homeland. that dance is inspired by the gentle flow of the nile. you can never forget your homeland the place where you are born and the place where you die. we live now in our memories daddy. i am. i.
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there is still a large newby and community in northern sudan which remains on the land of its forefathers on the banks of the nile. but even they are now under threat. in one thousand nine hundred ninety two the sudanese government announced its intention to be. the huge hydro power station here in new bia. the planned project known as the. would use the nile flow to boost sudan's power supply. once again the newbie and face being sacrificed on the altar of development. there is no social order environmental assessment to get the communities against it we have talking about ninety nine villages and on the mind you are talking about one and a half million people we are talking about one million acres of land we are talking about the last. place to just the problems that people live on we are talking about
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archaeology that did not even scratch the surface. of. the sudanese government put the project on hold but for the newbie ns it remains an ever present menace. it's just like a nightmare or a threat every now and then we hear the president talking about reviving this project which is about if they build the cars over this would be the left of the wonderful movie and. environmental and human factors have made many international donors wary of providing loans for large hydrological schemes on the nile. but the rise of a new power on the world stage has given new momentum to unconditional lending.
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china built up its own hydro power industry in the nineteen one thousand nine hundred ninety s. and a few years ago they appeared on the global scene with a bang they. started funding projects which had to be for not going forward because nobody wanted to touch them. in the middle of a dam in northern sudan is one such project. it was officially opened in two thousand and nine by sudanese president omar al bashir and the great celebration. the dam was seen as the solution to the country's shortage of power. its huge turbines using the river flow to generate electricity. but the
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sudanese had initially found it difficult to get the project off the ground. the sudanese government had tried to attract founding for european governments from canada. from other sources for many years and they couldn't succeed because of and by medical concerns and human rights concerns. in two thousand and three chinese and sudanese officials put pen to paper on an agreement in which china would provide a substantial loan for the building of the merrily dam. but during the construction clashes erupted when the sudanese army moved in to evict locals from villages that were to be submerged by the dams reservoir. this was exactly the sort of humanitarian suffering which had influenced many
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creditors to shy away from financing the dam. in the end the protests came to nothing the project went ahead. as the waters rose. some fifty thousand sudanese had to leave their homes and much of their property. i don't know i lost everything i had over one hundred one is the government going to compensate us if not then i would only compensation is it from i would i doubt. africa's large dams have not reversed poverty they have not been dramatically
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increased electricity rates they have not dramatically improved water supply for people living there what they have done is help create a small industrial economy that tends to be companies from europe and elsewhere and so these benefits are really really concentrated in a very small elite. the number of hydro power stations along the course of the rhythm miles is on the rise. with the exception of egypt the mild basin countries face a chronic shortage of power. large majorities of the populations in these countries do not have access to electricity. uganda is one such example.
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here on the nile close to its outlet from lake victoria there are two new hydro power stations. but combined they don't generate enough power for a country with a growing economy and an increasing population. ninety percent of our people have electricity ninety one percent don't so we have an aggressive foreign official program which is on going to have a target that in the next four years this number which says today nine percent should rise to sixteen percent in the east of. the nile in uganda is characterized by high speed rapids and waterfalls.
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one of the most well known is the murchison. it's an area that attracts tourists from around the world. and it's home to uganda as largest national park. live.
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the stricture brava here is ideal for those seeking the thrill of white water rafting. i think i. close has been running rafting expeditions for tourists along the river since one thousand nine hundred ninety six. he has made a decent living. but these fools are now threatened by the construction of
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a new dam. toto is torn between the love of his work and his country's need for electricity. so for my comment about. just good and rough things good so for them to know what is good what is better between. christie. or demo man i like you are often so much. i like to get up to. the bush. a new hydro power station being built here will flood the rapids and create a manmade reservoir. but the dam will meet only a fraction of the country's electricity requirements. in uganda the government is keen to exploit these fast flowing waters to generate power.
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another hydro power station is planned here further downstream of the karuna fools another project that threatens the natural flow of the river. if you force a lot of the dumbs it means you extracting more would. not support and as a result of their lake victoria when the down more than two. lake victoria is the largest lake in africa. and one of the most renowned sources of the nile. yet it is slowly and gradually shrinking. increasing number of hydro power stations on the nile in uganda is drawing ever
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greater amounts of water out of the lake to move the turbines generating electricity. about half of the recent drop in like victoria which has been pretty extreme can be attributed to the stand there basically opened up and now water can be let out at any pace that the government chooses to. three countries share the waters of lake victoria. this is the city of kisumu kenya's main port on the lake and the hub of its fishing industry. for twenty five years thomas the good to that has fished here. he remembers the days when fish were once plentiful and business was good nowadays he's getting a much smaller catch. which we do know north and were raised we
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don't have enough fish in this lake because all the water is directed to that of a narrow margin and look at those rocks a while back you couldn't see them but now they show how much the water level has dropped and as they build more hydro post ations all the water and all the fish will go to uganda and to the nile. the egyptians are content with the water continues to flow on downstream. they accept their nile partners building hydro power plants but they are not prepared to allow upstream countries to build dams that will reduce the amount of water reaching egypt. and i love my gosh now i want to we don't have hostile intentions against anyone we don't go to war just for the sake of fighting but if someone is going to stop the water egypt will die of thirst then we will fight with all means
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available and get that it will down. as populations increase and economies develop demand for the waters of the nile is intensifying. the question remains who owns the rivers water. perhaps they answer may lie in history. in a bygone era when foreign rulers once controlled the full length of the great river. current tensions between countries along the river nile have their roots in the colonial past. the new political realities on the ground are increasing the sense of uncertainty over the speed with
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. the with. the male voice. struggling this time around is a. welcome back as we look at weather conditions across the levant and western parts of asia we've had quite a nasty area of low pressure around the eastern side of the mediterranean giving snow across parts of lebanon a higher elevations and also turkey but it's all seems to be dying out at the moment it's not very well not just eight degrees celsius sixteen degrees in beirut and pushing on into thursday we will see the northern edge of this system more snow returning and temperatures struck in the ankara minus one subzero in places like van in turkey also and generally unsettled weather here not looking too buffered by data twenty two fourteen in tehran couple coming in at thirteen degrees we notice almighty them so minus fifteen really cold air across
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a more eastern parts of asia now the arabian prince is fine we've lost the shemale wind so we may get early morning mist and fog coming back for doha and around the gulf states generally but otherwise weather conditions here looking lovely this time of year fine on the other side of the peninsula with meca coming in with temperatures of twenty nine degrees this little bit of cloud from time to time had a across into southern portions of africa we've got to find conditions across many areas the showers across angola northern parts of zambia's about by and through towards mozambique but your highness both nice day sunshine highs of twenty five. the scene for us whether online what is american sign in yemen that peace is always possible but it never happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on sat there people that there are choosing between
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buying medication eating this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist and has posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. al-jazeera. where every your. personal stories of lebanese villagers on the border with israel the blue line runs through their daily struggles when they go get emergency forces stop us when we go there they're sure that those who are violent and peaceful protests do reason in
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the place of the interior means the friends and resistance that at this new time it's means nothing at night and freedom life on the edge of cross border tension lebannon living on the blue line at this time on al-jazeera the head of the september twenty fourth national election survey showed job as a satisfied with the state of their economy this is easily a study his biggest tech success story the company was bought by microsoft in two thousand and eleven we bring you the stories that are shaping the economic world we live in counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera. gunmen stormed the offices of a global aid agency and i've got to start off to a suicide bombing at the entrance.

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