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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 Gambella, Ethiopia and its affect on local Indigenous Peoples as they are forcibly evicted from their homelands by the government and moved into state-sponsored villages.

Listen to the interview at 27:06 via CKUW.

The World Bank has finally responded to pressure from NGOs, rights activists and grassroots groups calling on an end to financing for land grabbing projects that allow the leasing of huge tracts traditionally occupied by the world's poorest and most disenfranchised to make way for large-scale corporate agriculture projects. In their statement, released at the close of this week's World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, Bank President Dr.


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. Hailemariam, a close ally of Meles as deputy prime minister and foreign minister since 2010, pledged to continue in the footsteps of his predecessor.

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