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Le « potentiel méconnu » de l’agroécologie africaine vanté en marge de la COP21 Jeune Afrique — December 7, 2015
Trente-trois études de cas constituées pendant trois ans par l'Oakland Institute auprès d'une population de deux millions de foyers ruraux d'Afrique subsaharienne vantent le "potentiel économique, social et de sécurité alimentaire" des techniques agroécologiques.
Targeting Tamils Against the Grain — June 3, 2015
Did the targeting of Tamil civilians by the Sri Lankan military stop when the 26-year-long civil war ended in 2009? A report authored by Anuradha Mittal reveals that traditional Tamil homelands are still under heavy military occupation, thousands of forcibly displaced Tamils remain in limbo, and official policies continue to marginalize and torment the Tamil population.
U.S. Think Tank Urges Continued Human Rights Pressure on Sri Lanka Reuters — May 28, 2015
There is little hope of post-war reconciliation in Sri Lanka unless the new government acts to end the oppression of minority Tamils and ensure reconciliation, a U.S. think tank said on Thursday, urging continued pressure on the country.
Ethiopians talk of violent intimidation as their land is earmarked for foreign investors The Guardian — April 14, 2015
The human cost of Ethiopia’s “villagisation” programme is laid bare by damning first person testimony published on Tuesday.
The east African country has long faced criticism for forcibly relocating tens of thousands of people from their ancestral homes to make way for large scale commercial agriculture, often benefiting foreign investors. Those moved to purpose-built communes are allegedly no longer able to farm or access education, healthcare and other basic services.
Born and raised in one of the earth’s hottest and driest spots, Ethiopian herdsman Hasen Hamed perpetually moves his cattle across the northeast Afar region using traditional methods to locate green grass and drinking water, just as his father did before him. In recent years, Hamed has walked for days, only to find parched...
Ethiopia must revise its controversial and flawed anti-terrorism proclamation and stop its routine application to stifle free expression and political dissent, the Oakland Institute and the Environmental Defender Law Center said in a new legal brief.
The government of Ethiopia routinely uses its vague and overly broad anti-terrorism law to stifle freedom of expression and political opposition, the Oakland Institute, a policy think tank said in a report today.
“The flawed anti-terrorism law must be revised and its misuse by the government stopped,” the Institute recommended.
One day in late 2010, a farmer – I will call him Opik – woke up in his village in the remote Ethiopian province of Gambella. In this lush lowland area of savanna bordering South Sudan, the semi-nomadic Anuak people have lived for...
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