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The Korbel Report’s Weekly Link Roundup

Happy Monday! The staff of The Korbel Report spends its fair share of time on the internet staying up-to-date on a wide range of international news and trends. Here’s a list of the articles, blog posts, and resources we found interesting, enlightening, or infuriating from November 19-25:

  • “Chinese Doctors Given Kung Fu Training to Block Patient Attacks” by Lu Chen at Epoch Times
    Following Alexander Bowe’s article on the troubles facing the Chinese healthcare system, this article covers Shanghai hospitals’ solution to the patient-on-doctor violence seen throughout China–kung fu training.
  • “Erik Prince: Blackwater Founder on the ‘Business of War'” by Kai Ryssdal at Marketplace
    A fascinating interview with the founder of private security corporation Blackwater, now known as ACADEMI, as he releases a new .
  • “Gerda Taro: Inventing Robert Capa by Jane Rogoyska — Review” by Sean O’Hagan at The Guardian
    Gerda Taro was the first female photojournalist to die in battle. This review of the new biography by Jane Rogovska give insight into her life, with a specific emphasis on her professional and romantic relationship with Robert Capa.
  • “Lenku Now Orders All Refugee Camps Closed” by Zadock Angira at Daily Nation
    “In a tripartite agreement signed between the governments of Kenya and Somalia and the UN refugee agencies two weeks ago, it was agreed that the return of the refugees would be on a voluntary basis.” 
    Now the Kenyan government appears to be changing its tune on how to deal with the estimated 500,000 Somali refugees currently in Kenyan refugee camps, and doesn’t take into account that many of the refugees in those camps are not Somali.
  • “Nuclear Accord with Iran Opens Diplomatic Doors in the Mideast” by Mark Landler at The New York Times
    “…the mere fact that after 34 years of estrangement, the United States and Iran have signed a diplomatic accord — even if it is a tactical, transitory one — opens the door to a range of geopolitical possibilities available to no American leader since Jimmy Carter.”

Did we miss your favorite link from this week?  Let us know in the comments, on our Facebook page, or Twitter @korbelreport

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The Korbel Report’s Weekly Link Roundup

The staff of The Korbel Report spends its fair share of time on the internet staying up-to-date on a wide-range of international news and trends.  Here’s a list of the articles, blog posts, and resources we found interesting, enlightening, or infuriating this week:

Did we miss your favorite link from this week?  Let us know in the comments, on our Facebook page, or Twitter @korbelreport.

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Gibe III Dam

JESS HARIG

Out of 80 million people in Ethiopia, only 15% have access to power.

It’s a staggering statistic. And for a country that boasts rapid economic growth in recent years, an embarrassing truth.  In order to continue on the illusive path of development, the delivery of electricity and its associated infrastructure can serve to bolster confidence in a government and have positive outcomes for its people. So when Meles Zenawi and the Government of Ethiopia in 2006 announced it would begin construction on the Gibe III dam, it seemed like a win-win. Once completed this hydropower dam will provide double Ethiopia’s current electricity production and offer the opportunity to sell excess to Kenya through a transmission line – undoubtedly a tantalizing proposition for this East African economy. But for close to 500,000 indigenous peoples living in Ethiopia and in the northern region of Kenya, the reality is that the dam threatens to ruin the natural environment and their very way of life. Continue reading

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