20 years after Rwanda – Ethiopia’s ‘slow genocide’ in the Omo Valley

(The Ecologist) A ‘slow genocide’ is unfolding in Ethiopia – one driven by greed rather than hatred. With Chinese and World Bank finance, massive dams and plantations are robbing the Omo Valley’s 500,000 indigenous people of their land and water. The UK ‘sees no evil’.

New satellite imagery shows extensive clearance of land used by indigenous groups to make way for state-run sugar plantations in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley.

According to Human Rights Watch and International Rivers, virtually all of the traditional lands of the 7,000-member Bodi indigenous group have been cleared in the last 15 months, without adequate consultation or compensation. HRW has also documented the forced resettlement of some indigenous people in the area. Read more on The Ecologist

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