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Title:The Cooperative Framework Agreement (CFA) 2010 legal regime for river Nile and future peace prospects in the Nile Basin
Author:Kasaija, Philip ApuuliISNI
Periodical:East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights (ISSN 1021-8858)
Geographic term:Northeast Africa
Subjects:Nile River
river basins
international law
African agreements
Abstract:For over fifty years now, the Nile Basin states have been searching for a legal arrangement to govern the river Nile. The new arrangement would replace the colonial negotiated legal regimes that favour the lower riparian states of Sudan and Egypt over the use of the river Nile. The negotiations that resulted in the conclusion of the Cooperative Framework Arrangement (CFA) as the new legal regime to govern the river Nile were intense and protracted. The CFA promotes the principle of 'equitable use' of an international water course which is consonance with international practice today. However, because the arrangement does not recognize the 'historic rights' that Egypt and Sudan have over the river Nile, the arrangement is now in limbo. The two states have refused to sign and this is causing anxiety in the Nile Basin. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]