The Damned Nile

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is viewed by Ethiopians worldwide as the country's statement of intent, a demonstration of its collective ambition. Egypt views Ethiopia's uncooperative behaviour as posing an existential threat to the Egyptian state. The GERD represents development, but at whose expense?

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Oil: an obituary?

News of US oil ‘selling’ for -$37 per barrel left many feeling comically bewildered as to how one of the world’s most important commodities could be worth less than $0. Despite being the lifeblood of industrialised nations and the most important source of energy since the 1950s, oil is facing attack from all directions.

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Oil: an obituary?
Sunset befalls a pump-jack mining crude oil.

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