Thousands of Sudanese villagers were flooded out of their homes on Sept. 30, village representatives said, blaming the floods on a new USD 2 billion dam on the River Nile. But the Sudan government’s Dams Implementation Unit denied it had shut the gates of the Merowe dam, downriver from the villages, saying any floods were caused by seasonal rains. Many villagers from the northern Manaseer area are refusing to leave their river-side farms and homes to make way for the Chinese-built dam designed to double Sudan’s electricity supply. (Reuters)

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