The past decade has seen a huge rush to acquire land, a phenomenon that some have dubbed “The Great African Land Robbery.” These acquisitions are motivated by rising food and fuel prices, anticipated commodity and resource scarcities, and new incentives for financial speculation. As reports of climate change and ecological devastation multiply, the hunt for land and access to … [Read more...] about THE NEW SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA?
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November 5, 2020 | Egypt independent Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia’s water resource ministers agreed to end the current round of negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and return the file to the African Union. The current round, which started on October 27, was to last for a week. Officials have been unable to reach a consensus regarding negotiations, … [Read more...] about Sudan announces failure of GERD negotiations, returns file to African Union
Emad Hasan and Aondover Tarhule | November 4, 2020 | The Conversation Flowing through 11 African countries, the Nile River plays an important role in the lives of more than 24% of Africa’s population. To both upstream and downstream countries, the Nile waters are crucial in development planning, food and energy production.As countries vie for these resources, there has … [Read more...] about Satellite data provides fresh insights into the amount of water in the Nile basin
The Rot in U.S. Political Institutions Runs Deeper Than Donald Trump Larry Diamond | November 5, 2020 | Foreign Affairs Regardless of who wins the 2020 presidential election, the health of American democracy will not soon recover. Over the past decade, and particularly over the last four years, scholars of democracy have tracked a gradual decline in the quality of … [Read more...] about A New Administration Won’t Heal American Democracy
October 24, 2020 | Egypt Independent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia on Saturday denounced “belligerent threats” over the huge dam it has nearly completed on the Blue Nile River, a day after US President Donald Trump said downstream Egypt will “blow up” the project it has called an existential threat. Without naming Trump or the US, the statement by Prime … [Read more...] about Ethiopia blasts Trump remark that Egypt will ‘blow up’ dam