Water Poverty and the Growing Conflict Between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia

Julian Vigo The Ethiopian government made a strategic decision to control most of the Nile River that flows into Egypt and Sudan. “The GERD will be Africa’s largest hydroelectric plant when it comes into full operation.” The satellite images  are frightening. Prior to this summer’s’s filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam  (GERD), countries downstream from Ethiopia…

International Consultations on Libya See a Breakthrough

Suzan El Ghitani Libyan politician Said Rashwan confirmed that the consultations that took place in Morocco, Egypt and Switzerland began to break the political deadlock that dominates the Libyan scene, adding in an interview with the Africa News Portal that there are direct relations and contacts between the Libyan parties that were previously missing. To…

Whistleblower Reports High Number of Hysterectomies at ICE Detention Facility

José Olivares, John Washington An overview of Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga. Photo: Google Maps A whistleblower complaint filed this week with the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General alleges that high rates of hysterectomies — sometimes without what the complaint called “proper informed consent” — have been performed on…

Israeli Human Rights Group Highlights How Israel Makes Fishing in Gaza Deadly

Kathryn ShihadahThe Gaza Strip, just six miles wide, boasts a twenty-five-mile coastline on the Mediterranean Sea. Fishing is a natural industry in such a location and as recently as 2000, was a lucrative business for ten thousand Gazans. Today, only about 3,700 remain in the fishing trade – and about ninety-five percent of these live…

Protests Against Police Brutality Spread in Colombia

Santiago Navarro F Protests in Cali, Colombia following the death of Javier Ordóñez in police custody (Photo: Medios Libres de Cali). Anger over police abuses boiled over after officers killed Javier Ordóñez in Bogotá on September 9. It was a night out just like any other. It was around midnight on September 9 in Bogotá…

“The Number One Demand On the Streets of Colombia is for Justice”

Zoe PC “Who protects me from those who are supposed to protect me” Photo: Javier Jiménez, Colombia Informa On Wednesday, September 9, a video went viral in Colombia. It depicted a man repeatedly being beaten and tased by the police while he kept pleading “please, no more”. In a few hours, the man, Javier Ordóñez,…