Archive | March 17, 2017

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Ethiopia’s GERD dam will make Egypt’s Nile delta sink under the Mediterranean, study says

Ethiopia’s GERD dam will make Egypt’s Nile delta sink under the Mediterranean, study says It may be Ethiopia’s symbol of national pride, but the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) being built for hydroelectric power on the Blue Nile will have grave and unexpected consequences for its downstream neighbour, Egypt, according to a report published […]

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Human Rights and the Election of the next Director-General: Public Accountability Now

Human Rights and the Election of the next Director-General: Public Accountability Now By Eric A. Friedman Georgetown University, Washington, DC (O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health) — I believe that human rights, and the right to health in particular, should be a top priority of and guiding principle for the next WHO Director-General, whom the […]

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Somali refugees killed near Bab al-Mandeb Strait – Aljazeera

Somali refugees killed near Bab al-Mandeb Strait – Aljazeera (Aljazeera) — Attack on boat near Bab al-Mandeb Strait leaves dozens of people, reportedly carrying official UNHCR documents, dead. Dozens of Somali refugees have been killed off the coast of Hodeidah in Yemen after a helicopter attacked the boat they were travelling in, according to the International […]

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In-Depth Analysis: Qoshe Garbage Dump Collapse: A Trail of Corruption, Criminal Negligence and Countless Victims

In-Depth Analysis: Qoshe Garbage Dump Collapse: A Trail of Corruption, Criminal Negligence and Countless Victims By Mahlet Fasil Addis Abeba, March 17, 2017 (Addis Standard) – For the second time in less than six months, the Ethiopian ruling party EPRDF-dominated parliament has declared a three-day nationwide mourning. This time it is for the victims of […]

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Release Scholar-Activist Bekele Gerba

Release Scholar-Activist Bekele Gerba March 16, 2017 – Scholars at Risk (SAR) is concerned over the arrest and ongoing incommunicado detention of Professor Bekele Gerba, a foreign language professor at Addis Ababa University and the deputy chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), who is facing terrorism-related charges that apparently stem from his peaceful exercise […]

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