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South Sudan, a new future based on age old traditions

South Sudan is the youngest country in the world. After a 30 year old civil war the country finally managed to secede from Sudan. Through internal strife and difficulties the country works hard to develop into a full fletched state.

 

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Lake Victoria, fish till you drop

Lake Victoria is abundant with fish. But the invasive Nile Perch, which is good for trade is a danger to the native species in the lake. For most fishermen, life is still very hard and their productions is just enough for subsistence.

The Nile river crosses nine different countries in the northeast of Africa. The Blue Nile originates in Ethiopia and joins the White Nile in Khartoum the capital of Sudan. From there is crosses the border into Egypt to the north. The White Nile passes Burundi, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania before it enters Sudan. We will start with a visit to Egypt, followed by visits to Ethiopia and Sudan. Tension between these three countries is highest since 90% of all the Nile water originates in the Ethiopian highlands, but the country is not allowed to use any of its water according to a colonial treaty. In a later trip we will hopefully visit the headwaters of the White Nile as well.

  • Lake Victoria, fish till you drop March 18, 2014
    Lake Victoria is abundant with fish. But the invasive Nile Perch, which is good for trade is a danger to the native species in the lake. For most fishermen, life is still very hard and their productions is just enough … Continue reading
  • South Sudan, a new future based on age old traditions March 18, 2014
    South Sudan is the youngest country in the world. After a 30 year old civil war the country finally managed to secede from Sudan. Through internal strife and difficulties the country works hard to develop into a full fletched state.

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