For the 280 million people from 11 countries who live along the banks of the Nile, it symbolises life. For Ethiopia, a new dam holds the promise of much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis.
Large hydroelectric dams are touted as a green source of electricity, but they can leave a trail of environmental damage and water insecurity.
In this interactive scientific report, Al Jazeera partnered with earth and space scientist Dr Essam Heggy to analyse the impact of large dams on the Nile as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) nears its completion date in 2023.
The mega-dam has triggered a major dispute between Egypt and Ethiopia over access to the Nile’s vital water resources. How much will each country get and who controls the flow?
Nine-year-old Phan Thi Kim Phuc, center, fleeing her South Vietnamese village in 1972. She had ripped off her burning clothes after the village was hit with napalm.Credit…Nick Ut/Associated Press (v @nytimes Feb 17, 2020)
Photos of suffering children have the power to soften sentiment toward the “other.” Can that still happen in a polarized age?
NASHVILLE — On June 8, 1972, Nick Ut, a Vietnamese photographer working for The Associated Press, shot a now-iconic photo of children fleeing napalm mistakenly dropped on their village by South Vietnamese forces. At the center of the photo is a naked 9-year-old girl named Phan Thi Kim Phuc. She is in agony; her skin appears to be melting. None of the helmeted soldiers in the background are looking at the children. Only the photographer sees her pain. Continuar leyendo →
“Toda política es local”, señaló en los años 80 Tip O’Neill, el que fuera Speaker de la Cámara de Representantes de EEUU. La política exterior y la política interior están estrechamente ligadas. Así, en el exterior se defienden intereses internos, y la marcha de la política interna determina diversos factores de la exterior. Con cada vez más agentes involucrados, no sólo el gobierno, sino las empresas, la sociedad civil, las comunidades autónomas y las ciudades, España se juega mucho en esta relación de doble dirección entre lo de dentro y lo de fuera.