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    SOLUTIONS TO THE NILE RIVER CONFLICTS

    Borgen Project By Liesl Hostetter Winding through some of the driest regions in the world, the Nile River is a lifeline for more than 300 million people. This vital source of freshwater irrigates crops and deposits silt for fertilizer. In addition, hydroelectric dams generate renewable energy. The rivers, lakes and reservoirs of the Nile basin […]

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    Addis Ababa, gateway to the flavours of Ethiopia

    Daily Mavrics, There is no better place to understand what makes Ethiopia so alluring and get a taste of its multifaceted culture and history than in the country’s fascinating and flourishing capital, Addis Ababa. Ethiopian-born and Paris- and New York-based model, maternal health advocate, and the designer behind clothing brand Lemlem, Liya Kebede, shares with […]

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    A Little History Nugget; The Lebensraum Theory

    In 1886, before Germany actively engaged in colonial projects, the highly influential philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche wrote in his book Jenseits von Gut und Böse that “the noble way [is] value- defining, […] it is value-creating”. In other words, those who are noble naturally define the values for the rest that is not noble. Nietzsche coined […]

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    Ethiopia’s hip youth Busted ‘pimped out’ VW Beetles

    AFP Robbie COREY-BOULET Addis Ababa (AFP) – When Robel Wolde bought a beat-up 1967 Volkswagen Beetle from a friend for 50,000 Ethiopian birr (about 1,540 euros, $1,700), it marked the start of an extensive restoration he’d plotted for years. The 25-year-old Ethiopian painter quickly went to work. He installed new grey leather seats, applied black […]

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    Climate change threatens the nile critical water supply

    250 million people rely on the Nile for water that may not exist by 2080 Quartz By Zoë Schlanger The Nile river snakes through 11 countries, providing hundreds of millions of people with the majority of their water supply. For many, it is their only water source. Egypt, for one, gets about 85% of its water from […]

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    Saudi Arabian energy developer won world bank backed 250MW solar project in Eastern Ethiopia

    PV Tech Saudi Arabian energy developer ACWA Power has won a 250MW duo of World Bank-backed solar projects in eastern Ethiopia. The firm was one of five companies that submitted proposals for the projects, after the Ethiopian finance ministry’s public-private partnership directorate general launched a request for proposals in April. Which requested for Proposals (RFP) as […]

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    Ethiopia is Africa’s new growth engine – here’s why

    World Economic forum BY ALEXANDRE RAFFOUL AND VIJAY RAJU Ethiopia is Africa’s oldest independent country and its fastest growing economy today. With a population of over 100 million and an annual economic growth rate of 10% over the past 15 years, it presents a unique opportunity. Currently preventing it from joining the global map of […]

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    Why Ethiopia’s showcase sugar projects face huge challenges

    The Conversation By Benedikt Kamski, Freiburg University If it’s completed, the Kuraz sugar project in Ethiopia will be a mega-scheme unprecedented in size and processing capacity. The project sits on 100,000 hectares in the southwestern lowlands along the lower reaches of the Omo River. Kuraz was the showcase project of the state-owned Ethiopian Sugar Corporation under the […]

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  • Pick Your Protest - SA Climate Action Kicks Into Global Gear September 20, 2019
    [Daily Maverick] On 20 September 2019, to coincide with what is likely to be the largest global mass action event in the arc of human history, climate strikes will take place in 18 cities and towns across South Africa. Which is just as well, because on the evening of 18 September the United Nations placed […]
  • Day of the Global Strike - Stand Up or Be Drowned Out September 20, 2019
    [Daily Maverick] The rising tide of the climate crisis and the coming of more extreme weather conditions are already drowning and damaging the world we know. There are many ways to be an activist, and photographer Gideon Mendel is using his talent to draw attention to our Drowning World. Maverick Citizen spoke to Gideon and, […]
  • Xenophobia Puts South Africa's Moral Authority At Risk September 20, 2019
    [The Conversation Africa] South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was heckled during the recent funeral service of Zimbabwe's erstwhile leader Robert Mugabe. It was easy to guess why. When he stood to speak, Ramaphosa apologised for weeks of violence in his country targeted at non-national Africans.
  • City of Joburg Launches Investigation Into Sale of Sandton Gautrain Land September 20, 2019
    [News24Wire] The City of Johannesburg has kicked off a full forensic investigation into an apparent dodgy sale of the land where the Sandton Gautrain Station is situated.
  • Government Welcomes Harsh Sentences Handed Out to Human Trafficker Ediozi Ozi September 20, 2019
    [News24Wire] The government has welcomed the Gauteng High Court's ruling that saw human trafficker Ediozi Ozi being handed six life sentences and 129 years in prison.

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  • Uganda: Museveni Promises Oil Production in Two Years September 19, 2019
    [Monitor] President Museveni has said he will in the next two years use Uganda's oil to fund construction of road projects if donor partners fail to raise sufficient funds to fund them.
  • Uganda: Russia Beats China to Uganda's Nuclear Deal September 19, 2019
    [Monitor] Kampala -Russia has beaten China to the contract that will see Uganda develop its uranium deposits into nuclear power for "peaceful purposes", mainly electricity generation and medicine (cancer treatment).
  • Tanzania: Tanzania Signs Contract to Buy Two New Airbus Planes September 19, 2019
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Tanzania Government Flight Agency has today Thursday, September 19, signed a purchase contract agreement with Airbus Company to buy two new Airbus aircrafts.
  • Africa: Rwanda's Lessons on Universal Health Coverage September 19, 2019
    [Nigeria Health Watch] Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills, is clean, orderly and blessed with great weather. It also has achieved universal health coverage. During a recent visit there as part of my Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity at George Washington University, I learned more about what this looks like in their country. As […]
  • Africa: Peter Tabichi Asks U.S. Tech Giants to Support STEM Education September 19, 2019
    [Nation] The Global Teacher prize winner Peter Tabichi has urged Silicon Valley giants to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in Africa.

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