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State Construction Projects on Nile River Have Long Displaced Nubians In Egypt and Sudan

Nubians are one of the oldest peoples of the Nile Valley. They are also one of its most recently displaced. Originally from Sudan and southern Egypt, Nubians had settlements going back 7,000 years in this cradle of civilization. That is, until massive, state-driven construction projects came along, forever changing the environment—and their lives. African Stream reports.

Sinking Cities Project: ‘Alexandria: Layers of History, Levels of Threat’

For thousands of years, cultural hub Alexandria in Egypt has been at a geographical crossroads, putting it at risk from earthquakes and extreme weather events. Now, with massive real estate ventures underway, researchers say the government should look to the city’s past in preparation for the future. Rehab Abdalmohsen reports for Unbias the News' Sinking Cities Project.

Demonstrators in Berlin, Germany, gathered on August 8 to protest Egypt’s attempts to greenwash crimes with the upcoming COP27 conference / credit: Twitter / FreedomForAlaa

What to Expect from COP27 in Egypt’s Police State: An Interview with Journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous

The global climate meeting called COP27 (the 27th Conference of Parties) will be held November 6-18 in the remote Egyptian desert resort of Sharm el Sheikh. Given the repressive nature of the Egyptian government, this gathering will likely be different from others, where there have been large, raucous protests led by civil society groups. U.S.-based activist Medea Benjamin spoke with Egyptian journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous.

On May 11, 5,000 to 6,000 people marched in New York City defense of all Palestinians resisting Zionist violence / credit: Twitter/WithinOurLifetime-UnitedforPalestine

Jordan’s Shrinking Role in Palestine’s Liberation Effort

The landlocked country is playing an increasingly insignificant role in the dispute, even though the peace process would be incomplete without the kingdom’s input. In fact, until the 1970s, Jordan was an indispensable player, having hosted thousands of Palestinian refugees. Jordan seems to be trapped by its own security restrictions and has largely ceded the peace process to its rivals, including Egypt.