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Aug 4, 2007

DISCOVERY OF HUGE UNDERGROUND LAKE IN DARFUR COULD BRING END TO CONFLICT

According to geologist Farouk El-Baz, director of the Boston University Centre for Remote Sensing, a huge underground lake (the size of Lake Erie) has been found in Sudan's Darfur region which could help end the conflict in the arid region, and with the agreement of the Sudanese government, as many as 1,000 wells could be drilled in the region.  


"Much of the unrest in Darfur and the misery is due to water shortages," El-Baz told Associated Press. "Access to fresh water is essential for refugee survival, will help the peace process, and provides the necessary resources for the much needed economic development in Darfur."The discovery is "very significant", Hafiz Muhamad from the lobby group Justice Africa said. "The root cause of the conflict is resources-drought and desertification in North Darfur." 

Source: BBC Focus on Africa

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Posted: Aug 4, 2007 11:50pm

 

 
 
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