Latest Nile River News

Egypt unveils renovated 'Avenue of the Sphinxes' in Luxor

Nov. 25, 2021 14:09 PM EST

LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian authorities were unveiling Thursday a renovated ancient promenade in the city of Luxor dating back 3,000 years, the latest government project undertaken to highlight the country’s archaeological treasures. Egypt has struggled to revive...

10 die, including 5 kids, as boat capsizes in South Sudan

Nov. 25, 2021 05:39 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — At least 10 people, including five children, died this week in South Sudan after their boat capsized on the White Nile river in Upper Nile state, an official said Thursday. The boat was heading to Malakal when it sank with 28 people on board...

Egypt: 19 killed in truck-microbus collision outside Cairo

Oct. 20, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A head-on vehicle collision Wednesday left at least 19 people dead and one other injured just outside the Egyptian capital of Cairo, state-run media said. The al-Ahram daily reported the crash took place when a passenger microbus collided with a truck on a...

Official: At least 20 people have died in South Sudan floods

Sep. 30, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — At least 20 people have died in flooding in recent months amid torrential rains that are still afflicting a remote part of South Sudan, an official said Thursday. The deaths between July and September occurred in one county of Warrap State,...

Egypt leader, Biden adviser hold talks on regional tensions

Sep. 29, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — President Joe Biden’s national security adviser held talks Wednesday with Egypt’s president that focused on regional tensions and the ties between Washington and its Mideast ally, the Egyptian leader’s office said. The meeting in Cairo with Jake...

Biden adviser headed to Egypt as Israel-Hamas tensions rise

Sep. 28, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan is heading to Cairo on Wednesday for talks with Egyptian government officials about rising tensions between Israel and Hamas. The Biden administration is leaning heavily on Egypt, which...

UN encourages new negotiations in dispute over Ethiopian dam

Sep. 15, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday encouraged Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to resume negotiations on the contentious issue of water availability from the dam that the Ethiopians are building on the main tributary of the Nile River. A brief...

Official: Sudan floods have killed more than 80 since July

Sep. 13, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Floods triggered by seasonal torrential rains in Sudan have killed more than 80 people and damaged or destroyed some 35,000 homes since July, a senior police official said Monday. Flooding has killed 84 people and injured another 67 since the start of the...