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In Ethiopia, anger over corruption and farmland development runs deep – The Guardian

18 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by William Davison

    Despite the government ending plans to build on Oromo land around the capital, clashes continue, as lack of transparency and maladministration fuel dissent

 

Protesters block the road in Wolenkomi, in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. All photographs by William Davison via The Guardian

Protesters block the road in Wolenkomi, in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. All photographs by William Davison via The Guardian

Two years ago, on the edge of Chitu in Ethiopia’s unsettled Oromia region, local officials told Chamara Mamoye his farmland might be developed when the small town expanded. He hasn’t heard anything since.
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