Eco News

Disaster in Lower Omo Valley predicted

Three independent reports have warned that the controversial Gibe III dam, and land grabs for plantations, risk imminent ‘catastrophe’ in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley. … [Read more...]

Land grabs in Ethiopia

Violent land grabs in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley are displacing tribes and preventing them from cultivating their land, leaving thousands of people hungry and ‘waiting to die’. … [Read more...]

Ethiopia mass evictions plan

Ethiopian authorities have inadvertently revealed the existence of highly ambitious plans to resettle Lower Omo Valley tribes who stand in the way of a massive plantations scheme. … [Read more...]

Ethiopia gives farmland to foreigners

A Survival International investigation has uncovered alarming evidence that some of Ethiopia’s most productive farmland is being stolen from local tribes and leased to foreign companies to grow and export food – while thousands of its citizens starve during the devastating drought. … [Read more...]

Global outrage over Ethiopia mega-dam

Almost 400 organizations have signed a petition against Africa’s tallest dam, which will be delivered to Ethiopian embassies across Europe and the United States to mark World Water Day on Tuesday March 22nd. At least eight tribes in Ethiopia and about 300,000 people living around the famous Lak GlobalBuzz - … [Read more...]