Egypt gets more than 90 percent of its water from the Nile. The new giant dam in Ethiopia has sparked concern that not enough Nile water will get through and the fertile plains along the river will dry out.
At least one person has died after clashes between Egyptian authorities and residents broke out on a Nile island in Cairo. Egypt's government is leading a nationwide campaign to demolish illegal dwellings.
The Nile flows through 11 African nations and serves as key source of freshwater - but sharing this resource is politically tricky. A unique project works to resolve conflicts and promote sustainable use - through music.
Cairo's Al-Azhar Park is still going strong and changing its neighborhood for the better 12 years after it was first opened. Built on a rubbish heap, the park gives the crowded city some much-needed room to breathe.
Crews have begun dynamiting Neolithic-era caves near Hasankeyf, Turkey. The early Mesopotamian settlement will soon be submerged by a hydroelectric dam project, Diego Cupolo reports.
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