Dam project worries Sudan's Nubians

The prospect of a new dam in Sudan poses threat to Nubian civilisation.

    Hundreds of people in northern Sudan have staged protests against the construction of a dam that is being built over the Nile, the world's longest river.

    The lake that will result from the dam is expected to flood at least 15 villages, which is home to more than 15,000 people.

    But the Nubian population of northern Sudan is already familiar with having their hometowns flooded by government-approved reservoirs.

    When the construction of the Aswan High Dam was completed on the Egyptian border more than 50 years ago, much of their civilisation's rich past dating back to ancient times was wiped out.

    Mohammed Vall reports from the Nubian areas of northern Sudan where inhabitants say they are once again under threat.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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