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Blue Nile Falls
Blue Nile Falls

The Blue Nile Falls fed by Lake Tana near the city of Bahar Dar, Ethiopia forms the upstream of the Blue Nile.

Eritrea
Eritrea

Ethiopia lost its Red Sea coastline when a civil war resulted in the secession of Eritrea.

Fashoda Incident
Fashoda Incident

The Fashoda Incident, 1898, was the climax of imperial territorial disputes during the "scramble for Africa."

Lake Nasser
Lake Nasser

Map of Egypt showing the location of Lake Nasser and the Toshka Lakes

Lake Tana
Lake Tana

Beginning of the Blue Nile River by its outlet from Lake Tana. Photo by Ondřej Žváček.

Map of the Blue Nile
Map of the Blue Nile

The Blue Nile originates in the heart of Ethiopia at Lake Tana.

Nile River Watershed
Nile River Watershed

A topographic map of the Nile River watershed with political boundaries in red

The Sudd
The Sudd

The Sudd, a swamp in South Sudan, contributes to the Nile's historic lack of navigability.

The White Nile Meets the Blue Nile
The White Nile Meets the Blue Nile

The confluence of the Blue Nile and the White Nile is also the location of Khartoum, capital of the Republic of Sudan.

Toshka Canal Construction
Toshka Canal Construction

 

The Toshka Canal, one of the world’s most expensive and ambitious irrigation projects, would take 10% of waters in Lake Nasser to irrigate Egypt’s sandy Western Desert, increasing Egypt’s need for Nile water.