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Title:The riparian States of the Nile River, their national interests and regional stability
Editor:Adar, Korwa G.ISNI
Periodical:African Sociological Review (ISSN 1027-4332)
Geographic terms:Northeast Africa
East Africa
Nile River
Subjects:water management
foreign policy
river basin organizations
External links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/i24486036
Abstract:Since the 1960s, a number of attempts have been made by the countries in the Nile River basin to establish an acceptable regime for the utilization of the Nile River waters and its international drainage system. However, these attempts have mostly failed. The most recent initiative was the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) which, since its establishment in 1999, is still trying to put in place acceptable rules for the use of the Nile waters. This special issue deals with the foreign policy interests of the countries in the Nile River basin. Specific objectives of the study are to assess opportunities for the development of a better understanding among the countries in the region, to examine the role of the East African Community (EAC) with respect to the Nile water question, to investigate opportunities for conflict resolution in the Nile River basin, to assess the extent to which the 1929 Egyptian-British treaty remains the main stumbling block to an acceptable legal regime, and to provide recommendations that can contribute to long-term stability. An introduction by Korwa G. Adar is followed by an article on the 1929 treaty, its legal relevance, and implications for the stability of the region by Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba. The remaining contributions are country case studies by Hamdy A. Hassan and Ahmad Al Rasheedy (Egypt), Biong Kuol Deng (Egypt and Sudan), Korwa G. Adar (Kenya), P. Godfrey Okoth (Uganda), and Adams Oloo (Eritrea). [ASC Leiden abstract]