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US, UK, World Bank among aid donors complicit in Ethiopia’s war on indigenous tribes

22 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Will Hurd*

    USAID, the UK’s DFID and the World Bank are among those covering up for severe human rights abuses against indigenous peoples in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, inflicted during forced evictions to make way for huge plantations, writes Will Hurd. Their complicity in these crimes appears to be rooted in US and UK partnership with Ethiopia in the ‘war on terror’.

    The Mursi were told by government officials that if they didn’t sell off their cattle, the cattle would be injected with poison.

In the fall of 2012 my cell phone rang. It was an official from Department for International Development, DFID – the UK government aid agency. He implored me to remove his name from a transcript of an audio recording I’d translated. He worried he might lose his job, which would hurt his family.
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