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A fool will not even find water in the Nile!

The Sudanese proverb raises the question: Does the fool drown in his search for water or is he saved by it? And who is, in fact, this fool? Given the wasteful and unfair dealings of mankind with this dwindling resource – aren’t we all? While doing research on water, The Niles correspondents in South Sudan and Sudan met fishermen who deal carefully with the water that nourishes them and business people who exploit the resource without restraint. They report on conflicts around water but also on exemplary projects where water is shared peacefully. In short, the fool is still swimming, but for how long?

A fool will not even find water in the

A fool will not even find water in the Nile! The Sudanese proverb raises the question: Does the fool drown in his search for water or is he saved by it? And who is, in fact, this fool? Given the wasteful and unfair dealings of mankind with this dwindling resource – aren’t we all? While doing research on water, The Niles correspondents in South Sudan and Sudan met fishermen who deal carefully with the water that nourishes them and business people who exploit the resource without restraint. They report on conflicts around water but also on exemplary projects where water is shared peacefully. In short, the fool is still swimming, but for how long? The element of blessings – the sacred aspects of water 6 States of flux . Rivers, lakes & conflicts 8 The old man and the White Nile. A fisherman’s life 16 When the rain falls. Short stories from Sudan & South Sudan 22 Sew & Swim A pattern for a beachwear 4th Quarter 2015 Vol. 5, Issue 2 www.theniles.org theniles6_20151123.indd 1 2015/11/23 2:13 PM