Ethiopia’s Kwegu Tribe in Dire Situation , Reports Say

The global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, Survival International, says it has received reports that an Ethiopian tribe, the Kwegu, is facing severe hunger. Their plight is blamed on the destruction of... Read more »

Ethiopians talk of violent intimidation as their land is earmarked for foreign …

The human cost of Ethiopia’s “villagisation” programme is laid bare by damning first person testimony published on Tuesday. The east African country has long faced criticism for forcibly relocating tens of thousands... Read more »

‘Britain is supporting a dictatorship in Ethiopia’

“Life was good because the land was the land of our ancestors. The village was along the riverside, where you could get drinking water, go fishing and plant mango, banana and papaya. The... Read more »

US NGO Slams Rose Grower’s Karaturi Ethiopia Venture

The smell of success is usually sweet. But for the Rs 560 crore turnover Karuturi Global, this axiom cannot be farther than the truth. Karuturi’s ambitious foray into Ethiopia, one of Africa’s... Read more »

Ethiopia Makes 4 Million Hectares of Land Available to Investors

Ethiopia has made more than 4 million hectares (9.9 million acres) of “fertile and unutilized” land available for agriculture companies that meet government requirements, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said. About 300,000 hectares... Read more »

Ethiopia’s tribes cry for help – Al Jazeera

A drive to become a world leading sugar producer threatens the livelihoods of thousands of people in rural areas. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Lower Omo Valley in south-western Ethiopia is a vast... Read more »

Is Indian investment in Ethiopian farms a ‘land grab?’ (VIDEO)

Investment by Indian-owned Karuturi Global has raised questions about whether Ethiopia is literally giving away the farm, or conversely, launching a ‘green revolution’ to help Ethiopia feed itself. By William Davison, When... Read more »

Ethiopia land lease risks displacement : Report

(AFP) ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia’s leasing of vast swathes of arable land to foreign and state-owned firms risks adding to the millions of people already requiring food aid in the drought-struck region,... Read more »

Germany blames Chinese land buys for Africa drought

(AFP) – BERLIN — Germany’s Africa policy coordinator on Thursday blamed China’s practice of buying up land in the Horn of Africa for contributing to the devastating drought ravaging the region. Guenter Nooke... Read more »

US universities in Africa ‘Land grab’

Institutions including Harvard and Vanderbilt reportedly use hedge funds to buy land in deals that may force farmers out Harvard and other major American universities are working through British hedge funds and... Read more »