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Ethiopia – Egypt : Is a War Over the Nile Still...

Until the recent positive signs of cooperation between some of the Nile riparian states, disputes between the downstream and upper riparian states over rights...

Egypt Threatening Ethiopia Over Nile Dam Construction

Egypt increasingly views Ethiopia's plan to build a massive 6,000-megawatt hydroelectric dam on the Nile River as a threat to its national security because...

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan Set up Commission to Assess Nile Dam Project

A tripartite commission, established by Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan will meet on 8 October 2012 in Addis Ababa to discuss the impact of Ethiopia's...

South Africa Launches Metals Atomisation Project

South Africa's Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu has launched state mineral research company Mintek's new R44-million water atomising plant. The demonstration plant, situated at Mintek's...

Haiti Faces New Tragedy as Tropical Storm Isaac Approaches

Haiti hunkered down Friday as forecasters warned that Tropical Storm Isaac could dump large amounts of rain on the struggling country still recovering from...

Life On a South African Mine, Decades of Squalor

From scrawny dogs wandering shanties to pit toilets, workers at South Africa's tragedy-hit Marikana platinum mine still live in miserable conditions 18 years after...

UN Boost Efforts to Tackle ‘Alarming’ Health Situation Among Sudanese Refugees...

The United Nations refugee agency and its partners are scaling up efforts to reverse the "alarming" rates of malnutrition, disease and death in two...

Uganda Reaping the Benefits of the Bujagali Dam

For the first time in a decade, Uganda enjoys a near-sufficient electricity supply. Results have been immediate. Since the long-awaited Bujagali Dam started producing...

Report: Black Voter Turnout Key to Obama’s Re-Election

The turnout of Black voters is going to be the key in the upcoming presidential election, just a 5 percent drop in the number...

African Migrants Die of Thirst off N. African Coast: UN

Fifty four African migrants trying to reach Italy from Libya died of thirst after a 15-day voyage in which their rubber boat gradually deflated,...

Southern Africa Infrastructure Plan Ready for Approval

Southern Africa's long-awaited regional infrastructure development master plan is now ready for approval by the SADC Heads of State and Government Summit set for...

Saudi Arabia Turns to Ethiopia for Food

Saudi Arabia's oil keeps the world turning, but the Kingdom is thirsty for water. For years, the government subsidised domestic food production to feed...

Sudan Refugee Children Eating Tree Bark to Survive

Aid agencies working in northern South Sudan are worried about refugees from Sudan's war-torn Blue Nile State who are reaching under-resourced camps in increasingly...

Zimbabwe and China in Massive Investment Drive

China is set to invest massively in Zimbabwe's water, power, and transport infrastructure, following the recent visit to Beijing by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai...

Ethiopian Dam Spurs Debate

The mud-coloured Omo River which snakes through green gorges, feeding lush vegetation and providing vital water to one of Ethiopia's most remote regions, will...

Nightmare Scenario Looms in South Sudan

In a few weeks, South Sudan will turn a year old. It ought to have been a joyous occasion. Instead, the world's newest nation is...

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