Congrats to Kenya!
sponsored by neocolonial power Japan have found several huge aquifers under Kenya and South Sudan. This is the best news in the world, and makes Kenya the luckiest country in the world! An aquifer, used properly, turns agriculture into a steady and reliable industry. Droughts no longer mean famine,
they just require more water from the aquifer for a year or two.
Dams would do the same job, but dams require a stable government that can fund and organize construction and maintenance. Dams are also open to destruction by old-fashioned warriors or by environmental satans "protecting" some fucking earthworm.
You can't breach an aquifer no matter how hard you try.
You can't pollute
an aquifer, either. The gravel filters out nearly all forms of contamination and pollution.
Kenya seems to have good farmers and poor government, so an aquifer is exactly the right solution. It should open up a new world of prosperity for those good farmers, and a reliable food supply for the whole country ... and, of course, for neocolonial power Japan, which is likely to pay decent prices for wheat and beef.