Gold Mine in Nubia Collapses:
The bulletin got sad news about a private gold mine that collapsed west of Abraga, Nubia in Ashimaliya State killing more than 12 and injuring many while unknown numbers are still trapped inside the mine. There are no safety regulations controlling the private mining business. Many gold seekers got killed in similar incidents and many lost their ways in the deserts and died from thirst. The government of Sudan allowed individuals and private companies to
excavate for gold without any rules regulating this business. There are reports of antiques being surfaced and smuggled to Egypt.
Underground Water Threatens Nubian Antiquities:
Dr. Abdelrahman Ali Mohamed, Director of Sudan National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums (NCAM) was quoted saying in a lecture he delivered at Elrasheed Diyab Arts Center that the Sudanese antiquities and archaeological sites in Meowe, Elberkal and Kerma are facing an eminent threat from the rising underground water level due to the side effects of Meowe Dam. We draw the attention of the UNESCO and the international community to the fact that hundreds of houses in Elburgaig area began to collapse from the effect of the underground water.
This is an a very urgent whistle blowing.
Please circulate this bulletin among your friends and colleagues and spraed the word about the dangers facing Nubia.