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The Nile Basin: Beyond Jingoism and Parochial Rhetoric

BY MELAKU TEGEGN (PHD) As matters stand now the dispute over the Ethiopian dam particularly between Ethiopia and Egypt can possibly be exacerbated to open military conflict. That will certainly defeat the very purpose for the formation of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), the regional organization with a membership of the eleven countries of the Nile…

The Congressional Black Caucus Statement on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2020  In recent months negotiations have stalled and there has been an escalation of tensions on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that impacts, Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan.  The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) encourages the continued cooperation and peaceful negotiations of all stakeholders in the construction of the GERD. These negotiations should…

Coronavirus Vaccine Using Inhaler ‘Could Be Ready By August’

A COVID-19 vaccine could be ready in the form of an inhaler in just weeks, it is believed. Researchers at University of Oxford say the are “80% confident” the coronavirus vaccine they’ve been developing will work, particularly on younger people. Drug company Astra Zeneca will produce two billion doses of the vaccine when it gets…

SERVING FOR PEACE: SERGEANT ALMAZ DESTA, A PEACEKEEPER, A MECHANIC AND A WOMAN

“I love mechanics,” says Sergeant Almaz Kabtimer Desta from Ethiopia who is currently serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Field Office in Yambio, Western Equatoria. Sergeant Desta admits that her passion for mechanics can be seen as an unusual choice for a woman: “I know that anything to do with cars…

Italian lawmaker demands Bill Gates be ARRESTED for ‘crimes against humanity’… But WHY?

An Italian lawmaker has managed to bring the conspiracy blame-game to an entirely new level, exercising her parliamentary privilege to blast Bill Gates as a “vaccine criminal” and globalist tool. Bill Gates and his latest anti-coronavirus efforts have been at the center of the wildest theories that explore possible sinister motives behind the billionaire’s activities. In…

Russia launches production of Su-35 fighter jets for Egypt — source

The timeframe for first batch’s delivery has not been set yet, due to restrictions imposed by the novel coronavirus outbreak. Russia has launched the production of its advanced Su-35 fighter jets under a contract with Egypt, a military diplomatic source told TASS on Saturday. “The Gagarin Aircraft Plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur has launched the production of…

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