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World Bank Turns Its Back on Rights Protections for the Poor
Global civil society response gathers momentum
"This land belonged to my father," said Omot Ochan, a member of the Anuak tribe in Gambella, the poorest province in one of the world's poorest nations: Ethiopia.
"All 'round here is ours. For two days' walk. When my father died, he said don't leave the land. We made a promise. We can't give it to the foreigners."
By Ben Rawlence
The two neighbours are complicit in hydro-electric projects that could dry up Lake Turkana and destroy the lives of those who live near it.
Africa's fourth-largest lake could drop by 20 metres, causing an ecological and human disaster to rival the shrinking of the Aral Sea in central Asia, if Ethiopia goes ahead with massive irrigation projects linked to a giant dam,
People of Omo River Basin sold down the river
Britain and the US are accused of complicity in human rights abuses, highlighting difficult choices about democracy and development
Company was placed under receivership over claims of bankruptcy after it reportedly failed to pay salaries
C’è un paragrafo dedicato specificatamente all’Etiopia nella nuova legge di bilancio approvata dal Congresso statunitense che determina i fondi da destinare ai vari dipartimenti del governo di Washington e le loro modalità d’uso (2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill).
WASHINGTON, Jan 28 2014 (IPS) - Development activists and rights watchdogs are applauding a surprise strengthening of environmental and human rights policies governing U.S. development funding and overseas financial assistance.
As the economy thrives, we examine the plight of Ethiopians forced from their land to make way for foreign investors.
Just a few decades ago, Ethiopia was a country defined by its famines, particularly between 1983-1985 when in excess of half a million people starved to death as a consequence of drought, crop failure and a brutal civil war.