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Ethiopia: human rights groups criticise UK-funded development programme The Guardian — January 20, 2015

A major UK- and World Bank-funded development programme in Ethiopia may have contributed to the violent resettlement of a minority ethnic group, a leaked report reveals.

Is H&M Turning a Blind Eye to Land Grabs in Ethiopia? A TV4 Investigation into H&M's Sourcing of Cotton from Ethiopia (English Subtitles) TV4 — November 28, 2014

Is H&M turning a blind eye to land grabs in Ethiopia? TV4 does an investigation into H&M's cotton sourcing from Ethiopia and discovers the disturbing truth.

'Nightmare' for Ethiopian pastoralists as foreign investors buy up land The Guardian — November 10, 2014

Ethiopia’s policy of leasing millions of hectares of land to foreign investors is encouraging human rights violations, ruining livelihoods and disturbing a delicate political balance between ethnic groups, a thinktank report has found.

The Hidden Hands Behind East-West Tug of War in Ukraine Al Jazeera — August 1, 2014

News from Brussels on July 28 and from Washington on July 29 that both the EU and US are stepping up sanctions on Russia have been met with a general "it's about time" from the world. Nobody outside Russia, it seems, has trouble roundly condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin for fuelling this terrible conflict, or approving of punitive western responses.

OI Films

On Our Land

Learn more about land grabs in Papua New Guinea

The Herakles Debacle

Read more about land grabs in Cameroon


Lower Omo: Lives Under Threat

Learn more about land grabs in Ethiopia


Gambella Snapshot: US Aid to Ethiopia Supports Forced Relocations for Land Grabs

Learn more about land grabs in Ethiopia



Agricultural Investment or Land Grabs in Sierra Leone?

Learn more about land grabs in Sierra Leone


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