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THE PRICE OF BEING WHITE IN AFRICA: The Fierce Race For Human Rights For Albinos

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The cost of human suffrage is well documented and unfortunately all too common. It continues today in forms that should be banned and eradicated, specifically in South East Africa. It is believed that the body parts of individuals who have albinism will bring wealth, happiness and good luck to those who ingest them. http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/07/africa/africa-albino-hunted-bones-malawi/index.html In […]

Why Some Nation States Turn A Blind Eye to Corruption in Exchange for Natural Resources: Self Interests

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China and the U.S. are among some of the countries vying to secure a stake in Africa’s natural resources, but each of those States are employing very different methods to achieve its goal. China has a See No Evil Still See No Evil Policy regarding corruption in African States and conditions its aid assistance on a quid pro quo basis. In exchange for favorable terms regarding Aid, Greenfield Investments and trade deals coupled with the sale/extraction of natural resources, China gives African State unrestricted monies to use or do with it as it sees fit.

EGYPT’S THRUST FOR WATER: Opportunity for Collaboration with Neighbors.

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Egypt gets 95% of its water from the Blue Nile, which is one of two major tributaries of the Nile River. The Other major tributary is the White River which originates in Uganda. Egypt is concerned that the diversion of that water via a Dam will affect the flow of the Nile River water to Egypt, which it disparately needs to sustain itself. The Dam is 20% complete and is expected to cost $4.2 billion to complete. Ethiopia states that it needs that Dam to help generate the necessary hydropower to grow its economy.