Ethiopia

Date: February 12, 2014

After Cultural Survival supporters sent thousands of emails via our and other websites to the US government to urge it to cease funding the forced eviction Ethiopia’s Indigenous Peoples from their lands, the US government took a stance t

Date: December 13, 2013

December 13, 2013 marks ten years since the brutal massacre on 424 Indigenous Anuak in Gambella, Ethiopia by Ethiopian national forces and armed militia. The Anuak people have long been persecuted in Southern Ethiopia, and recently have

Date: May 7, 2013

Listen to an interview with Global Response Program Manager Danielle DeLuca on the air Friday May 3rd at Radio CKUW of Winnepeg, Canada.  On Scott Price’s international news program ‘Warning Shots’ Danielle spoke about land grabbing in G

Date: April 10, 2013

Karuturi Global Ltd, an India-based agricultural company and the world’s largest rose grower, has stated that it

Date: February 11, 2013
The Ethiopian government has committed egregious human rights abuses to make way for agricultural land investments, in direct violation of international law, said the Oakland Institute in a new briefing paper released in New Delhi today. The briefing paper, entitled "Unheard Voices: The Human Rights Impact of Land Investments on Indigenous Communities in Gambella,” calls on Ethiopia to put an end to the illegal forced evictions of indigenous peoples in areas targeted for land investment.
Date: December 7, 2012

 

Karuturi Global Ltd, a company responsible for brutal landgrabbing in Gambella, Ethiopia, announced their quarterly results, showing continuing erosion in its core operations.

Date: September 28, 2012
On September 22nd, Ethiopia’s new prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn was sworn into office, one month after the death of former prime minister Meles Zenawi, who had ruled the country for over two decades.
Date: September 10, 2012

An Ethiopian farmer could sue the British government after being evicted violently from his home as part of a villagization project th

Date: June 13, 2012
In April of 2008, Sai Ramakrishna Karuturi, an Indian businessman, was in Ethiopia, doubting that his proposed deal for 100,000 hectares of farming land would go through.
Date: May 21, 2012

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi met with President Obama and the other G8 members along with three other African leaders  on May 19th to discuss food security on the African continent.  On Friday, Obama pledged $3 billion in privat

Date: May 10, 2012

Attacks on the Saudi-owned rice plantation in southwestern Ethiopia left five people dead on April 28, 2012,  including one Pakistani worker and four Ethiopians, with at least another eight people injured.

Date: April 24, 2012

The UN has drafted a set of voluntary guidelines that encourage countries to limit the size and duration of agricultural land deals made with foreign companies, deals that have become known  as ‘land grabs.’ The document is set to be rat

Date: April 11, 2012

Anuak refugees from Ethiopia are reporting mobilization of national military and police forces in the Gambella region, and increasing violence there.

Date: March 23, 2012

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Agriculture announced that it has temporarily suspended all land allocations in the country to take time for assessment.

Date: February 29, 2012

The Public Broadcasting Network aired a Center for Investigative Reporting video during the PBS Newshour on February 28. The video is episode 3, “A Land Grab in Ethiopia,”  of a series called Food for Nine Billion.

Date: February 28, 2012

A poem by Warajor Ojulu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: February 24, 2012

The BBC World Service is hosting a series of debates on the topic, "Is 'land-grabbing' good for Africa?"  The debates are taking place within Africa, with participation from local communities who are experiencing the impacts of foreign a

Date: February 23, 2012

The Ethiopian government has come under criticism due to its use of anti-terrorism laws to incarcerate journalists critical of their administration.

Date: May 26, 2010

Mursi, Suri, Nyangatom, Dizi and Me'en have managed the biodiversity in Ethiopia's Omo area for centuries. Is it wise to push them aside in the name of conservation?

Date: May 26, 2010

When compared to the Americas, African practice on indigenous rights protection is unguided by law.