What Studies in Spatial Development Show in Ethiopia-Part II

SUBMITTED BY PRIYANKA KANTH CO-AUTHORS: MICHAEL GEIGER In Part I of our blog —based on a background note we wrote for the World Bank’s 2017–2022 Country Partnership Framework for Ethiopia—we presented our key findings on the spatial or regional distribution of poverty and child malnutrition in Ethiopia. In Part II of our blog, we look at changes in…

The Qatar Crisis According to British Media

The Independent Only Shakespeare’s plays could come close to describing such treachery – the comedies, that is The nation is now embroiled in a crisis – but what part is Saudi Arabia playing in stoking it? Reuters The Qatar crisis proves two things: the continued infantilisation of the Arab states, and the total collapse of the Sunni Muslim…

US launches military strike on Syria airbase

GMA The United States launched a military strike Thursday on an airbase in Syria, multiple U.S. officials have confirmed, launching more than 50 missiles at an air base in the country. The officials say the airstrike, which targeted Shayrat Air Base in Homs Province where a chemical attack was initiated earlier in the week, struck…

46 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide

Associated Press Police officers secure the perimeter at the scene of a garbage landslide, as excavators aid rescue efforts, on the outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, March 12, 2017.  (AP Photo/Elias Meseret) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia –  A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s…

Bill introduced to remove US from United Nations

The proposed “American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017” is sponsored by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL). It was introduced in the House on Jan. 3 and referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, according to the Congress website. The bill proposes that the United States terminate its membership in the UN, that the UN removes…

The Full Transcript of President Obama’s Farewell Speech

Here is an unedited transcript of President Obama’s prepared remarks during his farewell address in Chicago, as provided by the White House. — It’s good to be home.  My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we’ve received over the past few weeks.  But tonight it’s my turn to…