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    Egypt and Sudan oppose Nile deal

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

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    A controversial deal has been signed to share the waters of the world's longest river.

    But Egypt and Sudan are not happy at four African countries signing a new deal on the Nile.

    Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania signed the new framework on Friday while Kenya issued a support statement.

    Ten nations share the resources of the river.

    Colonial-era agreements gave the biggest share of water to the two downstream countries, Egypt and Sudan.

    But as Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall explains, upstream nations are now pushing for a greater share.

    [14 May 2010]