Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia fail to agree on Nile dispute

gypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have failed again to make progress on their Nile dispute as Ethiopia works to complete a massive upstream dam, an Egyptian official said Tuesday. Egypt fears the Renaissance Dam will cut into its share of the river, which provides virtually all the freshwater for the arid country of 100 million people.

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Does working with money make us worse people?

Everyone likes a good royal commission – watching normally unaccountable people give an account of themselves. With all the anger about inequality now, it is especially appealing to see the spectacularly paid elite getting their comeuppance. But if academic research into the impact money has on ethics is accurate, maybe these financial professionals really couldn’t

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Q&A: How UNICEF is mapping South Sudan’s most remote states

A regularly updated, intricate new map seeks to be the first to identify service points, communities, and topography all in one place — in one of the most challenging humanitarian contexts in the world. In an attempt to better understand the movements, decision-making patterns, and social structures of inaccessible communities across the country, the United Nations

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Oil Bursts Above $70, Threatens Economy

The price of crude oil has not been above $70 a barrel since 2014. It reached that point today. The availability of Iran’s crude was among the most important reasons as the U.S. government decides the fate of sanctions related to a deal that prevents Iran from advancing its nuclear capability. Oil above $70 affects

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Opposition faction agrees to join South Sudan’s ruling party

An opposition faction controlled by South Sudan’s first vice president has said it will join the country’s ruling party. Taban Deng Gai said on Monday that the political opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – In Opposition (SPLM-IO) had dissolved and joined the ranks of the SPLM party. The vice president’s announcement came before peace talks led by

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Sudan to Host Session of Sudanese-Egyptian Land Crossings

SMC- Sudan is to host on Monday meetings of the 10th session of the Sudanese-Egyptian Committee on Land Crossings, said Sudan’s Foreign Ministry. The two-day meetings are set to discuss means of facilitating the movement of passengers and commodities through border crossings and enhance economic and trade cooperation. The committee, one of the most important

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Ethiopia to take stake in Sudan port

Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed on a deal allowing the Horn of Africa nation to take a stake in Sudan’s largest sea gateway port of Port Sudan, officials said on Thursday. Several countries including wealthy Gulf states have ramped up investments in seaports along the Red Sea and East Africa’s coast as they vie for

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Africa’s 10 Best Economies to Watch

Based on the World Bank report released earlier this year, Africa’s economy is projected to continue to rise to 3.2 percent in 2018 and to a further 3.5 percent in 2019. South Africa, Nigeria and Angola, the region’s best economies will be slightly weaker than expected, as the region is still experiencing negative per capita income growth, weak

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Dial for help: The surprise hotline helping quake survivors in Papua New Guinea

Although the risks of violence against women rise after disasters, most callers aren’t women. They’re men reaching out for support, enquiring about how to obtain food, shelter, and other  services, or fearful of violence that has broken out in some areas after tribal clashes. The toll-free line has been ringing almost non-stop with calls from

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Yemen: Saudi-led attack hits Houthi-held presidential palace

Air raids have targeted the presidential office in Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa, killing at least six people and wounding 30 others, according to medical sources. Witnesses said fighter jets bombed Sanaa several times at midday on Monday, with rebel-controlled Al-Masirah television blaming the Saudi-led coalition for the raid. Residents said they heard two explosions hit

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