Tag Archives: Egypt

Lo que significaba ser bueno o malo en el antiguo Egipto

Dioses del tribunal en el juicio final del difunto tocados e inspirados con la pluma de Maat (pap. funerario de época ptolemaica, 200 a. C.; Metropolitan Museum of Art, pieza cat. MMA 66.99.142) Metropolitan Museum of Art Antonio J. Morales Rondán, Universidad de Alcalá En el antiguo Egipto no había una sola palabra para definir el bien o el mal. …

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COVID-19: examining theories for Africa’s low death rates

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Shutterstock Kevin Marsh, University of Oxford and Moses Alobo, African Academy of Sciences As the threat of a COVID-19 pandemic emerged earlier this year, many felt a sense of apprehension about what would happen when it reached Africa. Concerns over the combination of overstretched and underfunded health systems and the existing load of infectious and non-infectious diseases often led to …

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Suspension of US aid to Ethiopia is yet another example of Trump’s disregard for Africa

Workey Tadele, a radio operator, at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Guba in Ethiopia in December 2019. Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images

Workey Tadele, a radio operator, at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Guba in Ethiopia in December 2019. Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images Yohannes Gedamu, Georgia Gwinnett College America’s Department of State recently suspended $130 million worth of aid to Ethiopia because of “a lack of progress” on negotiations pertaining to the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on …

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The Nile river led to Khartoum’s growth, but now threatens the city

A view of flooded farmland on the riverbank and swelling Blue Nile as its water level rises after heavy rainfall in Khartoum, Sudan Photo by Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

A view of flooded farmland on the riverbank and swelling Blue Nile as its water level rises after heavy rainfall in Khartoum, Sudan Photo by Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Andrea Zerboni, University of Milan Over the past few weeks, floods – following exceptionally heavy rains – have hit Sudan. Many parts of the country have been affected though …

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Can the UN address root causes of conflict? Arab Spring case study

The Arab Spring was a revolutionary wave of both violent and non-violent demonstrations, protests, riots, coups and civil wars in North Africa. ymphotos/shutterstock

The Arab Spring was a revolutionary wave of both violent and non-violent demonstrations, protests, riots, coups and civil wars in North Africa. ymphotos/shutterstock Tuba Turan, Altinbas University From 2010 to 2012, Arab states in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region experienced dramatic upheavals in what came to be known as the Arab Spring. These popular uprisings were triggered …

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Plans for a dam across the Nile triggered a war in 1956: will it happen again?

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The High Dam in Aswan, Egypt. Getty Images Mike Muller, University of the Witwatersrand Over the past decade, observers have watched with trepidation as tensions increased between Egypt and Ethiopia over the construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River. Egyptian politicians have publicly threatened war to defend what they see as their existential interest – …

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Los egipcios y la importancia de la identidad tras la muerte

Ataúd y momia de Jnumhotep, del Reino Medio, dinastía XII, hacia 1981–1802 a.E.c. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Ataúd y momia de Jnumhotep, del Reino Medio, dinastía XII, hacia 1981–1802 a.E.c. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Carlos Gracia Zamacona, Universidad de Alcalá “¿Qué ocurre tras la muerte?”. Es la pregunta que sustenta la condición humana: la que nos hace la única especie consciente de su propio fin; y quizás también, como pensaba Martin Heidegger, la pregunta generadora …

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Nile Basin states must build a flexible treaty. Here’s how

The Nile river in Cairo. Grant Faint/Getty Images

The Nile river in Cairo. Grant Faint/Getty Images Mahemud Tekuya, University of the Pacific Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt are a step closer to resolving their disputes over the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The dam – a huge project on one of the River Nile’s main tributaries, the Blue Nile in Ethiopia – is designed to …

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