Gilgel Gibe III Dam

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 3rd, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam Exactly two years ago to the month, I wrote a commentary entitled, “The Dam and the Damned: Gilgel Gibe III Ethiopia” focusing on the impact of   “development” in the Omo River Basin (ORB) in southern Ethiopia. In that commentary, I echoed the deep concerns voiced by various int...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 21st, 2014
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By: Lori Pottinger Industrialization of Omo River Threatens 500,000 pastoralists in Ethiopia, Kenya In a remote part of East Africa, the Ethiopian government is furtively transforming a pastoral landscape populated by small-scale farmers and herders into an industrial powerhouse of dams and plantatio...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 20th, 2014
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  –Source: Human Rights Watch 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, Human Rights Watch and International Rivers said today. Virtually all of the traditional lands of the 7,000-...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 13th, 2014
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By Survival International The United States Congress has acted to prevent its aid to Ethiopia being used to fund forced evictions of tribal peoples in the south west of the country. The provisions in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill for 2014 represent a slap in the face for USAID, which last month sai...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 3rd, 2013
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By: Teshome Adugna(PhD) 1. Introduction A number of agency such as Oakland Institute, Anti-dam NGOs, Survival International, International Rivers, and the Friends of Lake Turkana, and with the support of Human Rights Watch are doing all possible efforts to stop the construction of hydropower dam in E...
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Aug 22nd, 2013
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By William Davison analysis Are the government’s large-scale developments in southern Ethiopia forcing local populations to move with the times or just move out the way? A short stroll away from the bloated Omo River in Ethiopia’s far south, a new type of settlement is forming on the outs...
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Aug 10th, 2013
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  by GRAHAM PEEBLES In many parts of the world development has become an invisible cloak under which all manner of “state sponsored” atrocities and human rights violations are being committed. Married to growth, development has been (largely) reduced to economic advancement – meaning maximizing ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 24th, 2013
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By Dr Alex Awiti, opinion Three months ago in this column, I warned that the completion of Ethiopia’s Gibe III dam on the Omo River could transform Lake Turkana, the world’s only desert lake, into Africa’s Aral Sea. Impassioned by China-style great leap forward philosophy, the Ethio...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 18th, 2013
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Half a million Kenyans and Ethiopians are likely to be displaced, go hungry and face conflict due to a controversial dam linked to a forcible resettlment programme ‘bankrolled’ by British taxpayers, the lobby group Survival International said on Monday. The Gibe III hydropower dam, due fo...
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Apr 16th, 2013
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Yehune Belay Anti-dam activist groups, especially the three sister NGOs – Survival International, International rivers, and Friends of Lake Turkana – had left no stone unturned in their sinister but futile to stop the construction of the Gillegel Gibe III dam project. The Gilegel Gibe III dam, which,...