“The government will lock our doors tomorrow if I give you an interview about that!”, bristled the director of an Ethiopian environmental organization. “Let’s talk about ethnobotany instead.”
A woman fetches water in the Somali Region of Ethiopia. (Giordano Cossu)
Ban Ki-moon UN Secretary-General is Aware of the Crimes Against Humanity in Ethiopia
by Tedla Asfaw
Mr. Obang Metho, from the Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE), gives warning of the impacts on the people at the U.S. Congressional Briefing on Land Grabs in Africa
Karuturi Global Ltd. (KARG), the world’s largest rose grower, said it will borrow more than $100 million from a sovereign wealth fund to invest in farming in East Africa after selling its first produce from a plantation in Ethiopia.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Thousands of Ethiopians are being driven off ancestral lands that the government's selling to foreign investors buying vast swathes of farmland, a U.S. watchdog reports.
India donates 10,000 bicycles to assist the rehabilitation of the war displaced in the North, said The Hindu on Thursday, citing the Indian High Commission in Colombo. The highlight was timed for protests in Tamil Nadu and across the world over the Indo-US failure in tabling a just resolution on Sri Lanka at Geneva. New Delhi’s adamant backing to the ‘friendly’ Sinhala State and military in occupying and colonising the lands of the nation of Eezham Tamils is well known.
Ancestral land which for generations has served as home and source of livelihood for hundreds of thousands of indigenous people in Ethiopia is being leased out to foreign corporations on 99-year renewable contracts at nominal sums.