- Published on Wednesday, 14 September 2011 23:13
Ethiopia: Land Deal Brief - Half A Million Lives Threatened By Land Development For Sugar Plantations In Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley
Since 2003, Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley, one of the most culturally and ecologically unique areas of Sub-Saharan Africa, has been thrust into the international spotlight due to the launch of the controversial Gibe III hydroelectric project. Unfortunately, the massive commercial agriculture developments and resulting state-sponsored human rights violations – all made possible by Gibe III – have escaped international attention.
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Map location of Gibe III Hydroelectric Project, Ethiopia