29 July 2009

Of rivers, international law, scandals and media

I really know very little about international law, but seriously, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo are all limiting their consumption of the water from a river in their own country because of an agreement signed between Egypt and Britain in 1929!?!

What. the.....???!

What don't I get? Why don't they just do it anyway and tell Egypt where to go?

Makes you wonder why Egypt even cares about Southern Sudanese secession
when they have this foolproof 1929 colonial agreement to fall back on.

Meanwhile - more on the Southern Sudanese grain scandal. The Sudan Tribune is on a roll today! Memo to international media - um.. hello.. anyone there...??

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