• 01:16
  • Sunday ,29 May 2011
العربية

Nubian community refuses exclusion

By-Almasry Alyoum

TV Reports

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Sunday ,29 May 2011

Nubian community refuses exclusion

Egypt's Nubian community sent a petition to Prime Minister Essam Sharaf to press the government on demands that Nubians be re-settled in the area around Lake Nasser, from which they were displaced due to the construction of the Aswan reservoir and the High Dam. Nubians were displaced from their homes in Upper Egypt between 1902 and 1934, and again in the 1960s, as Egypt cleared land to build the Aswan Dam.