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23 Apr 2006


Three killed in Sudan protest over Nile dam

Three civilians were killed in violent clashes between Sudanese police and residents protesting the construction of a dam on the Nile river north of Khartoum, police said...Nine people, including four policemen, were also wounded in the clashes Friday in the town of Amre which will be affected by the Meroe dam...A local committee of residents has accused the government of failing to offer adequate compensation and resettlement options for the population...The project...was designed by Germany's Lahmeyer International and is being developed by Chinese Consortium CCMD [which includes China International Water & Electric (CWE) and China National Water Resources & Hydropower Engineering Corp (CWHEC) (also known as Sinohydro)], France's Alstom and Switzerland's ABB. [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Alstom to respond to the allegations but it declined to respond]