Two prominent leaders - opposing the US$1.8 billion hydropower dam being built on the Nile in Sudan - escaped assasination attempts last week.
Some 50 000 people, mainly small farmers living along the Nile will be displaced by the damn dam. An area rich in antiquities dating back 5000 years will be drowned.
The Merowe Damn is funded by the China Ex-Im Bank. Read about the assasination attempt in the Sudan Tribune. Read more about the damn at the IRN web.