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Two Things Need To Happen

Reader comment on item: Can Egypt and Ethiopia Share the Nile?

Submitted by Dave (United States), Feb 18, 2016 at 19:58

First, the booming population of Egypt and other Third World basket cases should not be exported to First World countries or we may eventually find ourselves in the same over-crowded basket.

Second, Egypt needs to get a handle on controlling its population; Western aid should be conditioned on evidence of progress towards that goal.

I've read opinions about the role Islam plays as an obstructive force on birth control without a clear indication that it is necessarily a major factor.
It's a shame that Egypt is having such terrible problems now that it has a half-way decent government.

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