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    Ethiopia: When a Traditional Past Collides with an Irrigated Future

    Are the government’s large-scale developments in southern Ethiopia forcing local populations to move with the times or just move out the way? By William Davison Kangaton, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region, Ethiopia: A short stroll away from the bloated Omo River in Ethiopia’s far south, a new type of settlement is forming on the […] More

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    Ethiopia: DFID Fail to Act on Human Rights Violations

    The Ethiopian government may be guilty of atrocities against indigenous peoples as it completes construction of the Gibe III dam. UK aid-agency DFID has failed to exert its influence and protect the rights of these minorities. By Gordon Bennett Ethiopia may until recently have been a byword for famine, but in one part of the […] More

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    Ethiopia’s Controversial Gibe III Mega-Dam

    The Gibe III dam could help Ethiopia’s development, but it might also be disastrous for the environment and threaten half a million people’s livelihoods. By Mark Kapchanga Nairobi, Kenya: There are concerns that more than half a million people’s livelihoods along the Lower Omo Valley in Ethiopia and Kenya could be threatened by the construction […] More

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    Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam: A Mega-Dam with Potentially Mega-Consequences

    Without greater oversight, Ethiopia’s secretive new dam could have disastrous environmental, social and political impacts. By Haydar Yousif While Egypt was undergoing dramatic political changes last year, Ethiopia was secretly moving to unveil “Project X” – a huge hydropower dam it intends to build on the Blue Nile, 40 km from the Sudanese border. Political […] More