Tag Archives: omo valley

TPLF-instigated ethnic conflicts increase Ethiopia’s instability: Gambella’s case & Nuer & Anyuak fights, a feature of TPLF’s divide & rule to permanently force them lose their lands

31 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

January 29, 2016 (GAMBELLA) – Deadly clashes occurred on Thursday and continued on Friday in the Ethiopian region of Gambella between the two majority communities: Nuer and Anyuak.
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EU diplomats reveal devastating impact of Ethiopia dam project on remote tribes

3 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

A controversial World Bank-funded scheme to dam a major Ethiopian river and import up to 500,000 people to work in what is planned to be one of the world’s largest sugar plantations has led to tens of thousands of Africa’s most remote and vulnerable people being insensitively resettled.
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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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ኢትዮጵያ በዓመት ከመቶ ያላነሱ መኪናዎችን ለቱሪዝም ከቀረጥ ነጻ ታስገባለች: ይህ ፓሊሲ ምን ያህል ፍሬያማ ነው? ተጠቃሚዎቹስ እነማናቸው?

14 Apr

The Ethiopia Observervatory ትዕዝብት

    ♦   በ2012 ኢትዮጵያ $371.8 ሚሊዮን ገቢ ከቱሪዝም ማግኘቷን የመንግሥት የዜና ማሰራጫዎች ዘግበዋል። በዚሁ ወቅት ሀገሪቱን የጎበኙት ቱሪስቶች ብዛት 474,000 ደርሷል።

    ♦   በአምስት ዓመታት ውስጥ፤ የአስጎብኝ ድርጅቶች ብዛት ወደ 310 ከፍ ብሏል። መንግሥት ለእነዚህ ድርጅቶች የሚስጥው ድጋፍ (ቀረጥ ነጻ መብት) ወደ $21.4 አድጓል – ሪፖርተር እንደዘገበው። ለጊዘው እነማናቸው ተጠቃሚዎቹ የሚለውን ወደጎን ብንተወው እንኳ፤ አገሪቱ አሁን ካለባት ችግሮች አንጻር፡ ይህ ቅድሚያ አሳጣጥ (prioritization) አነጋጋሪ ሊሆን ይችላል።
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Ethiopia’s mushrooming sugar plants fete Mesfin Engineering with billions of birr in contracts

27 Mar

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin

ERTA reported today that TPLF’s Mesfin Industrial Engineering (MIE) has signed ETB 3 billion ($162.2 million) worth contracts with state-owned enterprises to deliver machineries for the Tana Beles Integrated Sugar Development Project (Tana Beles II) and the Kuraz Sugar development projects that are under construction in the Amhara region and the Omo Valley in SNNPR, respectively.
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