Scientists discovered a huge (30,750 km2) underground lake in the Darfur region which they believe might help bring an end to the conflict in the arid region.
According to analysts, the Arab nomads & black African farmers’ conflict is mainly due to scarce resources. Last month, the UNep urged the addressing of environmental damage to resolve Darfur’s conflict & explained how deserts stretched & forests shrank.
Scientist used radars & satellite images to find the underground lake; they hope the Sudanese government will approve the drilling of 1,000 wells to make use of it. A similar discovery in Egypt has helped the country irrigate 150,000 acres of farmland.