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19 April 2014 News Briefs

Gibe III hydro power project delayed

The completion of the Gibe III hydropower project scheduled to start production for September 2014 will not be realized as the dam is not ready to harvest water in the coming rainy season.  3,405 more words

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Gender Inequality in Côte d’Ivoire

In class today, we had a presentation on gender inequality by Keshet Bachan, a gender equality expert from Israel. Among her talking points, Bachan noted that there are many forms of violence against adolescent woman, including trafficking and prostitution, and that many women who come from poor backgrounds are vulnerable to this sort of violence. 404 more words


A Campaign for a Treaty on Global Health Equity

By Jalil Safaei

The discourse on health equity and social determinants of health received international attention when the World Health Organizations’ (WHO) released the final report by its Commission on Social Determinants of Health in 2008 with the bold warning in its opening remarks that “Social injustice kills people on a grand scale.” ( 468 more words

Why UN definitions are not enough

The phrase “improved sources” is the official wording used to describe the global water resource projects. The definition most widely used by aid organizations (governmental or non-governmental) when providing access to water in developing and emerging countries. 327 more words

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Voluntary Service Overseas

Hello again,

I thought I would do a blog update about what Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is about as a charity and what it means to be a part of International Citizen Service (ICS). 701 more words


11 April 2014 Good News Briefs

European Union To Invest $38bn In Africa

VENTURES AFRICA – The European Union (EU) says it will invest €28 billion ($38 billion) in Africa over a period of three years, as it plans to strengthen economic development and trade relations on the continent. 4,100 more words

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Ethiopia – cracking the local code


As I sit on the plane from Addis Ababa to London, I am gathering my thoughts and impressions of Ethiopia. My trip made me realise just how complex a place it is. 1,204 more words

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