Will Ancient Mega Lake Bring Peace to Sudan?

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Can mega well bring peace to Sudan? At least 300,000 people died and almost three million were displaced by the Darfur conflict in Sudan. His work led to the discovery of a large underground water source in Egypt’s East Uweinat region near the borders with Libya, Chad and Sudan. In 2007, Dr. El-Baz (left) used satellite-based ground penetrating radar to discover an ancient lake in the northern Darfur region of Sudan. Travel & Nature Egypt nature Sudan water

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Deep Sea Mining the Next Frontier for Sudan and Saudi Arabia?

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Sudan and Saudi Arabia are targeting to start deep-water mining of a Red Sea basin, rich in zinc, copper, silver and gold, by 2014. However, Sudan’s mine minister Kamal Abdel Latif sees this project as a necessary investment to replace Khartoum “ lost oil revenues”, referring to Sudan’s attempt at trying to boost exports of gold and other non-petroleum products after the separation of South Sudan left Khartoum without three-quarters of its crude oil production.

The Dam that May Damn Egypt’s Future

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According to Al Monitor , Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced that his country welcomes the participation of Egypt and Sudan in the construction of the dam and stressed that his government considers the dam will be jointly owned by Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt. It is located in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia, about 40 km (or 25 mi) east of the border with Sudan. Energy Egypt Ethiopia Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Sudan the Nile

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Agriculture and Water Connect Israel to Africa

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In July, South Sudan made its first official agreement with Israel, a pact to cooperate on water infrastructure and technology development. Image of the Nile flowing by Juba, South Sudan, via Shutterstock. Business & Politics Food & Health Water agriculture Congo Egypt Ethiopia Israel Netanyahu Nile River Sudan Uganda waterIsrael’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, landed on Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Finally – A Team of Experts to Evaluate Impact of Massive Ethiopian Dam

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Amer added that while Egypt has not changed its position on the Nile dam, it won’t accept an Ethiopian solution that jeopardizes either Sudan or Egypt, and that Ethiopia has to cooperate if it hopes to receive any funding. 6 experts – two from Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan – will choose an additional 4 international experts to help them conduct a year long study that is expected to start as soon as next month.

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420 Pound Cow Brain Seizure in Cairo Deprives Egyptians of Tasty Dish

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Smugglers buy the brains for less than $1 a pound in Sudan and sell them to Egyptian specialty restaurants for nearly $6 a pound. Given the more relaxed sanitary regulations in Sudan, it’s difficult to ascertain whether smugglers are sourcing safe brains from juvenile cows. Food & Health Cairo Cow Brains food and health Fried Cow Brain Sandwich Mad Cow Disease Smuggling Sudan

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Great Green Wall of Trees for Africa

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Obama sends US troops to Uganda to help combat the LRA – but is oil the true reason?

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South Sudan is already working with Uganda’s army in operations against the LRA, and we will be pleased to work with anyone who can help us combat the threat [.] ” - South Sudan army spokesman Philip Aguer. Business & Politics armed conflict Australia Central African Republic china cobalt conflicts copper DRC gold India iron oil platinum resource conflicts Russia South Africa South Sudan tin Uganda USA

Monster locust swarm attacks Middle East and Africa

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The outbreak will likely spread to other countries, in particular South Sudan and Uganda. They are working closely with these countries as well as their neighbours, Djibouti and Eritrea, while monitoring Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen for any developments.

10 refugees heading to Rio as first-ever nation-less Olympic team

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The team of ten includes one athlete from Ethiopia, two each from Syria and Congo, and five from South Sudan, who will compete in judo, swimming, and track and field events. Yiech Pur Biel (M): Country of origin – South Sudan; host NOC – Kenya; sport – athletics, 800m. James Nyang Chiengjiek (M): Country of origin – South Sudan; host NOC – Kenya; sport – athletics, 400m. Anjelina Nada Lohalith (F): Country of origin – South Sudan; host NOC – Kenya; sport – athletics, 1500m.

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Analysis: Floating solar ready for take-off

A Greener Life

Other hydroelectric reservoirs with large surface areas that Sanchez lists as suitable for conversion include those behind the Kainji dam in Nigeria, the Merowe and Roseires dams in Sudan, the Buyo in Cote d’Ivoire, the Lagdo in Cameroon, and the Mtera in Tanzania.

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Egypt Gets Testy Over Ethiopia’s Giant Renaissance Dam

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Still, the issue is testy enough that Egypt’s foreign minister Hohamed Kamel Amr is planning a visit to Ethiopia and Sudan in order to reach an agreement that would bode well for Egypt’s population of 80+ million. One major concern is that the Grand Renaissance Dam will deplete the Nile River’s flow to below the 75 billion cubic meters over a five year period, which is necessary to sustain the water levels that both Egypt and Sudan are accustomed to.

Refugees code their way to assylum

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Asylum seekers to Israel from violent countries like Sudan and Eritrea have had a challenging time integrating into Israel. Coding their way into asylum A new girlfriend, once interning for O., Oprah’s magazine, lent me an old review copy of Life in Code , by Ellen Ullman.

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Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan among the world’s hungriest countries (UN report)

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In South Sudan, about 6.35 percent from 2018, with the sharpest output contractions expected to be recorded in Kenya and the Sudan. Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains.

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The Nile River and who’s giving a “dam” over its future

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Talks between water resource ministers of three of the countries that share the Nile’s water resources, Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, ended inconclusively this week in Khartoum, with the participants agreeing to meet meet again next month. A dam on the Blue Nile by Ethiopia would obviously have an affect on both neighboring Sudan and Egypt. Sudan, Egypt’s long time ally, has apparently switched sides in favor of Ethiopia in regards to this project.

Where Have all the Wild Asses Gone?

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Equus africanus used to be found as far north as Morocco’s Atlas Mountains and as far east as the Arabian peninsular, but now only a few hundred of them are left in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Sudan. In Eritrea it appears that the species is actually thriving, with 400 left, although the 1500 thought to be in Sudan are most likely feral. The donkey’s ancestor, African Wild Asses once lived all over North Africa, but now they are critically endangered.

Locusts Threaten to Overtake Egypt

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Scattered pockets of locusts in southern Egypt and northern Sudan are a threat to agricultural land, warns the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). During January, immature locusts known as “hoppers” formed bands and swarms along the coastal plains of the Red Sea, increasing locust numbers significantly in southeastern Egypt, northeastern Sudan, Eritrea and Saudi Arabia, FAO said in its January bulletin. Like in biblical times locust swarms threaten Egyptian crops. .

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Defiant Ethiopia To Proceed With Massive Dam On The Nile River

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Egypt and Sudan have maintained control of the Nile through a series of laws originally brokered by colonial powers in 1929. Waterfalls on the Blue Nile. Ethiopia has plans to grab hold of a bigger share of the river despite Egypt’s long held monopoly. Defiant of Egypt’s historic monopoly over its flow, Ethiopia is pushing ahead with a controversial plan to build a massive dam on the Nile river.

Arab investors and land grabbers wanted by Egypt

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Now Egypt is jumping aboard, according to Mada Masr news , leasing land in nearby Sudan. Saudi Arabia is the largest shareholder, contributing over 22% of organizational capital, followed by Kuwait with 19.5%, and the United Emirates, Sudan and Iraq each with a 15% share. Egypt plans to lease 25,000 hectares of agricultural land to Arab investors. Agriculture minister Ayman Abu Hadid made the announcement in Tunis recently. Egypt is hoping that sustainable farmers will apply. .

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13 Arab Nations Get Energy Future Mapped in Helpful New Report

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The report developed by the center maps out the renewable energy future of its 13 member countries and states, including the nations of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine (not yet a nation), Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen. Sudan plans to be less-dependent on hydroelectricity. During 2011-2012, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt and Sudan announced their National Energy Efficiency Action plans.

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Malaria prevention when travelling to the Middle East

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The Asir region of Saudi Arabia is endemic for malaria, although in 2014, 46 imported cases were detected in Saudi kingdom…during late 2011 over 600 patients were detected as malaria positive in Abu Dabi, UAE, most of which came from Pakistan, India and Sudan. There has been continued presence of imported malaria in Jordan, mainly from East Africa (Sudan and Eritrea) and South East Asia. Marigolds have a compound inside them that can keep malaria-carrying mosquitos at bay.

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Jordan fourth most miserable nation in the Middle East

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Regionally, only people in Syria, Sudan, and Egypt are more dejected. Open a newspaper in the Middle East and expect to be whacked with some bad news. Still, I wasn’t prepared to read that - according to the World Misery Index (the name was a tip-off to what was coming) – Jordan (where I live) is the fourth most miserable country in the Arab world. And consider that Syria also weighed in as most-miserable in the world!

Sustania: The Business of Sustainable Business

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Sustania describes what the list consist of: “From solar power in Sudan to sustainable fashion in Switzerland; from water-cooling in Canada to solar-cooling in Singapore; from buses in Brazil to smart buildings in Sydney.” Discussing the environment can be akin to discussing religion or politics, not a place you may want to go with some people. Fingers begin to point, misunderstandings flare and a nice afternoon can go sour in an instant.

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Huge Dust Plume Covers the Red Sea

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The plume appears to be traveling east-northeast out of Sudan and Eritrea towards Saudi Arabia, adding to the sorrows of an already troubled region when it comes to air quality. As if the Arabian Peninsula needs an import of desert dust from east Africa. Marvel at the image captured by NASA ‘s Aqua satellite of a huge plume of airborne dust covering the red sea. The image was captured at 2:05 pm local time on June 15, 2016.

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Green Adoption

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The other international migrants are those driven from their homes and countries by internecine war (Somalia) and killing drought (in parts of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Sudan), to mention just two of the drivers. Green Adoption. It’s not a subject most people think of when they are talking about environment and sustainability, but even adoption can be a highly “green” process.

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Rural, Poor Women and Children in Middle East Lagging Behind in Access to Basic Healthcare

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The study looks at access to maternal and child health among two groups – the poorest and richest 20 per cent of the population, and urban and rural dwellers – in 10 countries and territories: Algeria, Djibouti, Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, the occupied Palestinian territory, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen. Sudan and Yemen have the highest inequalities, whether by income or place of residence.

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Field Report: Green Education in Ethiopia

Blue Earth

I am now on a flight back from Ethiopia (located near the horn of East Africa, surrounded by Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Eritrea). I lived for the last three weeks in the northern region of the country, in the high plateaus and mountains of Tigray. Due to elevations of around 7,000 feet, Tigray’s climate is ideal with “13 months of sunshine,” as locals happily tell you. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80’s, with 60’s at night. .

UN applies agricultural tech innovation to improve drought resilience for farmers

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offers better methodology and covers three additional countries with 100 metre resolution data: Iraq, Sudan and Niger. Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovations, be it simple solutions or satellite-based technologies, will help prevent a drought from turning into famine and forced displacement and to reverse desertification, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

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Smallholder farmers need seat at climate table

Green (Living) Review

One of the featured case studies is from Sudan. “In In Sudan, IFAD is supporting the development of 300 community adaptation plans that enhance resilience of women and men,” says Khalida Bouzar, Director of IFAD’s North Africa, Near East and Europe Division. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Short - term, reactive solutions are not enough to help smallholder farmers cope with climate change, according to a 2015 report by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). “If

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Egypt Holds On Tight To Nile Water Rights

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Since 1929, Egypt has held a near-monopoly on the water, but last year Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda signed the Entebbe Treaty that neither Egypt nor Sudan recognize in order to arrest that monopoly. At the beginning of April 2011, Ethiopia started construction on the Grand Millennium Dam near Sudan. As its grip on the Nile river slips away, Egypt reframes the tone of its negotiations.

Conflict-driven hunger worsens; Middle East hit hard

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The situation in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan and Yemen worsened in the latter part of 2018 largely because of conflict, while Somalia, Syria and the Lake Chad Basin have seen some improvements in line with improved security. A child in Yemen.

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Ethiopia builds Nile dam, half of Egyptian farmland might disappear

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If you are from Ethiopia, Sudan or Egypt your concerns are very different. Egypt justified its dominance over the river by citing a colonial-era water treaty and a 1959 agreement with Sudan. Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, the United States Treasury and the World Bank.

Jordanian Company Buys 25% Of Congo Forest

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Egypt has bought up land in Sudan , Saudi Arabia has staked a claim on land in Ethiopia and the UAE has farms in Sudan, Morocco and Algeria. An Islamic bank in Jordan has bought up over a quarter of the Congo forest for ‘sustainable projects’ When I first read about the acquisition of 500,000 hectres of high value forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo by an Islamic investment bank in Jordan, I thought one thing: land grab.

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Egypt Losing its Mighty Nile Drop by Drop

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A 1959 water-sharing agreement between Egypt and Sudan gives Egypt 55.5 According to the Nile Basin Initiative countries that share the Nile River basin have demanded the revision of colonial-era agreements that allot the bulk of the river’s water to Egypt and Sudan and allow Cairo to veto upstream projects. Ethiopia and other African countries upstream have plans to divert Nile River water. What does this mean for Egypt?

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Simple hand washing could reduce more than 80% of the world's diseases

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to Pillar Banza Moreno, Public Health Officer & Coordinator, Maban, South Sudan, the small and simple act and practice of regular hand washing could reduce more than 80% of the world's diseases. However, most of the poor in the developing world do not have access to soap and good water.

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Arab action on shark finning, and body parts trade is too little, too late

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As reported in the Gulf News, delegates from the UAE, Mauritania, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Jordan, Somalia, Syria and Comoros met in Dubai recently to sign a historic agreement and attend a workshop organized by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in association with the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water.

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IKEA and UN Unveil Prefab Solar-Powered Refugee Shelters

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million refugees in countries like Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, South Sudan and Syria have adequate housing (not to mention food, clothing and access to fresh water.).

Solar cookers help save lives in Darfur Refugee Camps


The region adjacent to Sudan has been a focal point for a bloody and violent civil war that has gone on for years now. B.Sameer Kumar: A ray of hope for those struggling in the Dark Continent; that is exactly what the supply of solar cookers is to the refugees at a camp in Darfur, Chad. Over a period of last 9 years, over 200,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million displaced and left homeless.

Ancient “Weed” Could Save Middle East Wheat

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A particularly virulent strain of stem rust that first struck Uganda’s wheat crops in1999 before it spread up into Sudan and Yemen, Ug99 might have met its match in a 5,000 year old weed. Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Agriculture and Environment sought to find a gene that can stand up to the Ug99 stem rust pathogen, which has decimated wheat crops in a curl of countries spreading east from Uganda and up into Yemen.

Egypt’s Locust Swarm May Hit Israel and Jordan Next

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“The locusts originated from breeding that has been in progress since November in southeast Egypt between Berenice and the Sudan ese border,” according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) which has been monitoring the situation. Israel has set up a special task force to prepare for the possibility that a locust swarm may migrate from Egypt and destroy precious crops.

Five Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winners (Photos)

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Three of the five winning projects are based in the Middle East, while the other two – a hospital in Sudan and a cemetery in Austria – have connections to the Muslim World. Salam Center for Cardiac Surgery, Khartoum, Sudan. President of Portugal Aníbal Cavaco Silva and the Aga Khan presented this year’s Aga Khan Awards for Architecture at the Castle of São Jorge in Lisbon on Friday; hit the jump to find out more about the five winners.

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Why Are Rhinos Endangered?


This subspecies had initially lived in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo and rebel groups had decimated wild populations. The rhinoceros, the unicorn of the savannah, is the second largest land mammal in the world and is found in both Africa and Asia. The five species, two in Africa and three in Asia, are easily distinguishable for their hard, prehistoric features, and the presence of either one or two horns on their faces [1].

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Camel Milk For Diabetes

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While vast camel herds roam the deserts of Sudan and Somalia, there are relatively few in the First World. What’s good for baby camels may be great for diabetic humans. Nomads have always considered camel’s milk a medicine, but only recently has science confirmed it. We’re in agreement – see our 6 green reasons for drinking camel milk.

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