The Great Dam of Marib, one of the most impressive engineering feats of the ancient world and landmark in central Yemen, was damaged in an airstrike Sunday. While widespread communication shutdowns have limited any official investigation from the international community, several local news reports and images seen on social media confirm the damage.
The planned Isimba Dam, with the force of the White Nile, would offer the much-needed electricity that the Ugandan government wants, since it could produce 183 megawatts but its reservoir will flood the area around the Kalagala Falls, which means that the ecosystem will be affected.
A WWII era, one-ton bomb was unearthed in the German city of Cologne during preparations for the construction of a pipeline last week. Roughly 20,000 people were forced to leave their homes so that authorities could defuse the bomb. The unexploded US-made device was found 16 feet underground on the left bank of the Rhine river near Mülheim Bridge.