Oakland Institute

By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 27th, 2014
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By Alem Mamo “The government talks about poverty reduction, but what they are really trying to do is to get rid of the poor. They destroyed us by taking our forested land, 70% of the population has to disappear, so that 30 % can live on. Under Pol Pot we died quickly but we kept […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 29th, 2014
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Source: ALJAZEERA As the economy thrives, we examine the plight of Ethiopians forced from their land to make way for foreign investors. NGO’s and policy advocates say the true consequences of the land grabs are almost all negative [Reuters] NGO’s and policy advocates say the true consequences of the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 28th, 2014
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Oakland Institute For Immediate Release Oakland, CA – In a historic move, the US Congress has taken a stance on land grabs-related human rights abuses in Ethiopia. The 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill contains provisions that ensure that US development funds are not used to support forced evictions i...
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...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 19th, 2013
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Two new reports from the Oakland Institute, Development Aid to Ethiopia: Overlooking Violence, Marginalization, and Political Repression and Ignoring Abuse in Ethiopia: DFID and USAID in the Lower Omo Valley, show how Western development assistance is supporting forced evictions and massive violation...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 7th, 2013
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 Human rights abuses documented The Ethiopian government has committed egregious human rights abuses to make way for agricultural land investments, in direct violation of international law, said the Oakland Institute in a new briefing paper released in New Delhi this week. The report, entitled “...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 12th, 2012
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The Oakland Institute OAKLAND, CA – A new report by the Oakland Institute, Lives on Hold, exposes the consequences of Iowa-based AgriSol Energy LLC’s plans to lease more than 800,000 acres in Tanzania. The project initiated in 2007-2008 has moved forward without public debate or consent, ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
May 20th, 2012
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The U.S. should reassess its support for the government of Ethiopia, amid concern that more than half a million people are being evicted to make land available for foreign investment in agriculture, advocacy groups including the Oakland Institute said. A meeting tomorrow between President Barack Obam...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 1st, 2012
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The Honorable Barak Obama President of the United States of America The White House Washington, D. C. Mister President: Ethiopia is deemed to be an ‘important regional security partner’ by the US government and is one of theOPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA AND DONOR COUNTRIES largest recipients of US a...