By Katherine Hamilton
On December 28, 2015 Ethiopia’s Agricultural Ministry revoked their contract with Karuturi Global Limited, an Indian company who in 2010 won a concession for 100,000 hectares of land to be developed for industrial agriculture for export in the Gambella region of southern Ethiopia,
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 this year in the 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.
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 been forcibly evicted from their homelands to make way for translational agriculture companies.
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.
Karuturi Global Ltd, an India-based agricultural company and the world’s largest rose grower, has stated that it will pursue funding from an undisclosed sovereign wealth fund after development banks denied the corporation financial assistance to continue projects in Ethiopia.
Karuturi Global Ltd, a company responsible for brutal landgrabbing in Gambella, Ethiopia, announced their quarterly results, showing continuing erosion in its core operations.
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.