Growing protests over water shortages

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Des Egyptiens manifestent dans les rues contre la pénurie d’eau. Copyright AFP Photo

Tens of thousands of people in Egypt – Africa’s second most populous country – have taken to the streets in recent months to protest against water shortages, a fact which goes some way to explaining the government’s reluctance to relinquish its current share of River Nile water.

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