The Nile is Egypt's lifeblood – the country takes more than 90 percent of its water from the river. But could the new giant dam in Ethiopia put Egypt's water supply at risk?
Egypt has long worried that Ethiopia's planned Grand Renaissance Dam will cut its share of the Nile River. Both countries tried to put fears of a water war to rest at a bilateral meeting in Cairo.
One person has been killed and scores more injured in a grenade explosion at a rally for Ethiopia's new prime minister. The blast, in the capital, Addis Ababa, caused panic among the tens of thousands of supporters.
On this week's eco@africa, we meet musicians rapping about rubbish in Ghana, kids catapulting 'seedballs' to regenerate Kenya's forests and designers bringing new life to old car tires in Nigeria.
Cape Town's water supply is running low. The city has introduced emergency restrictions and is threatening wasters with fines and court. But it needs a long-term solution to deal with future droughts, say experts.
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