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Introductory material: “The New Great Walls: A Guide to China’s Overseas Dam Industry”, International Rivers (hydro)


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17 May 2006

Response by CWE (see China International Water & Electric): 3 civilians killed during protests over Merowe dam.

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12 May 2006

[DOC] Response of China International Water & Electric Corp. (CWE) to concerns about shooting near Merowe Dam, Sudan

Author: Ding Zhengguo - Vice President, China International Water & Electric Corp. (CWE) & Project Director, CCMD Joint Venture, Merowe Dam Project

...[T]he Government of Sudan has assigned local security force to be responsible for the security of the Merowe Dam Project since commencement of the Project...Security personnel from professional security companies engaged by the contractors and...

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24 April 2006

Al-Jazeera coverage of the incident at Merowe Dam, Sudan [video footage in arabic]

Author: Al-Jazeera

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24 April 2006

SHRO [Sudan Human Rights organization] condemns murderous attacks on citizens of Merowe Dam

Author: Sudan Human Rights organization, Cairo office

The Sudan Human Rights organization Cairo Office is gravely concerned for the murderous attacks on the citizens of the Merwoe Dam area by government security forces and militia groups on the 22nd of April, 2006. As relayed by several witnesses, as...

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22 April 2006

Three killed in Sudan protest over Nile dam

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1 April 2004

Sudan dam will drown cultural treasures, destroy Nile communities

Author: Ali Askouri, president of Leadership Office of the Hamadab Affected People - in World Rivers Review, reprinted in Sudan Tribune [based in France]

The Merowe Dam, proposed for the Nile in Northern Sudan, demonstrates how not to plan and build a dam in the post-World Commission on Dams era...It will displace more than 50,000 people...have far-reaching environmental consequences, and inundate a...

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26 August 2002

Malaysia names builders for controversial mega-dam

Author: Reuters

Malaysia appointed builders last week for its long-delayed $2.4 billion Bakun dam, awarding the deal to a consortium led by a unit of local conglomerate Sime Darby, together with a Chinese infrastructure firm. The hydro-electric power project in...

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5 February 2002

Chinese 'slave ship' in Angola

Author: Justin Pearce, BBC News

Workers on a ship anchored in the port of Luanda have complained of slave-like working conditions on board the Chinese-owned vessel

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