Lake Turkana

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-...
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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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,...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 15th, 2013
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NAIROBI (AlertNet) – 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 resettlement programme ‘bankrolled’ by British taxpayers, the lobby group Survival International said on Monday. The Gibe III ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 15th, 2013
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Three new reports predict disaster in Lower Omo Valley Three new reports predict ‘catastrophe’ for half a million tribal people such as the Mursi of Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley. © Survival Three independent reports have warned that the controversial Gibe III dam, and land grabs for ...
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In East Africa
Feb 6th, 2013
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Pastoralists living in the Omo valley are being forcibly relocated, imprisoned and killed due to plans to build a massive dam that will turn the region into a major centre for commercial farming. John Vidal in Delhi,guardian.co.uk, Suri boys at the entrance of the Koka Malaysian plantation, Omo valle...