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Plantations scheme in Ethiopia killing river and threatening indigenous peoples

By Survival International New photographic evidence proves Ethiopia’s controversial plantations scheme is killing the Lower Omo River, a lifeline for 100,000 tribal people. The Omo River downstream from the notorious Gibe III dam is now being diverted into a newly-dug irrigation canal, one of several which will feed a massively ambitious plantations scheme for state … Continue reading Plantations scheme in Ethiopia killing river and threatening indigenous peoples

Ethiopia planning to remove resistant indigenous peoples to resettlement camps

By Survival International Ethiopian authorities have inadvertently revealed the existence of highly ambitious plans to resettle Lower Omo Valley tribes who stand in the way of a massive plantations scheme. The map was included in an internal report by the country’s Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA), into the environmental impact of planned sugarcane plantations in the … Continue reading Ethiopia planning to remove resistant indigenous peoples to resettlement camps

Forcible removal of indigenous Ethiopians taking place for sake of sugar industry

By Dominic Brown The Lower Omo Valley in south-western Ethiopia is a vast and rugged region of mountains and valleys, inhabited largely by nomadic agro-pastoralist tribes numbering some 200,000 people. Many live a simple existence, living in straw thatched huts and have little contact with the outside world. But the Ethiopian government’s new found appetite … Continue reading Forcible removal of indigenous Ethiopians taking place for sake of sugar industry