Addisu Lashitew

Addisu Lashitew is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution. He has previously held postdoctoral researcher positions at Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and Simon Fraser University (Canada). Lashitew’s research interest spans various topics in development economics, including firm growth and productivity, resource...

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HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA: REVIEW OF 2019

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde01/1357/2020/en/ This report documents the state of human rights in the Middle East and North Africa during 2019. It is composed of a regional overview and 19 country entries, subdivided by key human rights themes. Mass protests shook the region and authorities responded with...

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Why Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan should ditch a rushed, Washington-brokered Nile Treaty

Source: Brookings Author(s): Addisu Lashitew Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/africa-in-focus/2020/02/18/why-ethiopia-egypt-and-sudan-should-ditch-a-rushed-washington-brokered-nile-treaty/ The ambitious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been a point of contention among Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan in recent years. The GERD is now 70 percent complete and its reservoir...

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The Secrets behind Breaking Noses of Egyptian Statues!

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Hussein Duqeil Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/the-secrets-behind-breaking-noses-of-egyptian-statues/ Visitors of Egyptian antiquities often notice that there are deformities in many statues and sculptures, which arouses questions in their minds about the causes of these deformities, when they occurred, and who was behind this?...

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Deborah Lehr

Deborah Lehr serves as the Chairman of the Antiquities Coalition. She is also the founding Chairman of the Capitol Archaeological Institute at The George Washington University. In that capacity, she launched the International Coalition to raise the profile of the looting of antiquities in Egypt, resulting in a private-public partnership with the Egyptian government. In

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Personal Status of Copts: Crisis Made by State and Church

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/personal-status-of-copts-crisis-made-by-state-and-church/ Recently in a rare ruling, an Egyptian court, in a case brought by a Christian woman demanding the equal distribution of inheritance between herself and her male siblings, ruled that Christians...

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Egyptian Situation after 9th Anniversary of Jan. Revolution

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Policy Analysis Unit Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-situation-after-9th-anniversary-of-jan-revolution/ The ninth anniversary of the January 2011 revolution has come after several months of relative movement of the Egyptian situation, but this time in a different way in the midst of calls for new demonstrations, something which...

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Green financing in Egypt

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Deborah Lehr Original Link:  https://www.mei.edu/publications/green-financing-egypt The green movement has been slow to catch on in Egypt, but the January announcement by the Egyptian government that it is finalizing plans to launch the country’s first green bonds could provide the financial incentives to further promote sustainable...

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