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Hundreds Dead in Ghana Infrastructure Failure

17/06/2015

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Municipal Workers Cleaning Massive Open Sewers, Accra, Ghana, Photo by Z

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 17:30 p.m. EST, 17 June 2015 GHANA, Accra – In a similar pattern to other African capitals, Accra has snowballed to four million residents, doubling in size within the last 20-years. This growth means that Ghana’s capital has a growing population that increasingly puts pressure on a city that […]

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Qatar: Conciliators, Regional Superpower, or Simply Another Wealthy Arab Nation?

07/06/2015

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Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of Qatar & E.U. High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Catherine Ashton in Doha, Qatar, Photo EU-AFP Photo-Osama Faisa

Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 23:26 p.m. EST, 7 June 2015 DOHA, Qatar – An internationally renowned nation which was once known only for its pearl-fishing has become a major global player. Pumping out nearly 2.3 millions of barrels of natural gas a day which gets shipped around the globe as LNG, it […]

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Is Saudi Arabia on Path Toward Balance?

19/02/2015

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Kingdom Tower, Saudi Arabia, Faisal Photography برج المملكة

Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 23:40 p.m. DST, 19 February 2015 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia –  Geographically located at the geopolitical crossroads of the Middle East and the West, Saudi Arabia has come a long way from being known only as a religiously constrained nation dominated by hardline conservatives focused more on internal governance […]

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Does Middle East Harbour Fears of Oil Drying Up?

04/12/2014

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Oil Capital, Photo by Wolfgang Schlegl

Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 11:55 p.m. DST, 04 November 2014 MIDDLE EAST – Will the world soon experience a major oil and gas crunch? Many global countries are gradually becoming self-dependent and planning to adopt new drilling technologies in the hope of discovering their own oil reserves. The Middle East, which has […]

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Belo Monte | World’s Third Largest Dam Construction Threatens Kayapó

11/08/2014

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Semana dos Povos Indígenas em São Félix do Xingú, Photo by Governopara

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 22:30 p.m. DST, 11 August 2014 PARÁ, Brazil — Despite environmental and humanitarian protests, the Brazillian government plans to build five hydroelectric dams on the Tapajos River. The river is an important tributary to the Amazon and if built, the dams will flood the area displacing both people […]

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