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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...
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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
In Eritrea
Jul 20th, 2013
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By Oliver Robinson, for CNN Fairy tale castles, superb coffee and the Ark of the Covenant (OK, possibly) are just some of the unexpected attractions of this African country Freebies on an Ethiopian road trip: the extraordinary views around every corner. What sets Ethiopia apart from its African neigh...
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Mar 30th, 2013
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Despite still being blighted by poverty, it is rich in culture and natural wonders and beginning to realise its potential as a tourist destination By Chris Granet Feast time: Pilgrims at the Church of St George, Lalibela Getty Images A gold-robed deacon stood in front of a makeshift altar at the shad...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 1st, 2013
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By Palash R. Ghosh | IBTimes As the Roman Catholic Church in the Vatican prepares to elect a new Pope under much media scrutiny and fanfare, one of the oldest Christian churches has already chosen its own new leader under much less global attention. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has elected Abune Mat...
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In Djibouti
Feb 28th, 2013
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The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has elected a new patriarch to replace the previous head who died in August, officials said Thursday. “Abune Matthias… arch-bishop of Jerusalem (for the Ethiopian church) was elected with a majority,” said Daniel Sefermikael, a church official. He said ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 6th, 2013
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The land of Ethiopia, rich in natural, cultural and religious treasures and centered on the crossroads between North Africa, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa is consistently hailed as a must-see destination. Its 2,500 years of documented history (and 1500 years of Christian observance) has been...
By IndepthAfrica
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...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 17th, 2013
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Lori Pottinger Editor of World Rivers Review and Africa Campaigner The destruction of the Aral Sea in Central Asia has been called the world’s worst environmental disaster. It’s not something we should be repeating, especially in a time of growing uncertainty about water resources on our ...
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In East Africa
Dec 17th, 2012
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By Tesfa-Alem Tekle Addis Abaab — Ethiopia has started a test run of electricity supply to neighbouring Sudan, according to state power utility, Ethiopian Electric and Power Corporation (EEPCo). Head of EEPCo, Mihret Debeb, said that Ethiopia has been testing the power supply tests since the completi...