By Betre Yacob – The United States-based Oakland Institute, which is known in struggling for land rights and food sovereignty of Africans, has exposed the human right impact of the land investment, which is often characterized as “land grabbing”, on indigenous communities in the Gambella Regional state, Ethiopia.
Indian companies are among the biggest land holders in the African country through deals concluded in dubious circumstances “It is not a land-grab, it is a life-grab. It is daylight robbery. But if we protest, if we speak the truth, we could end up in jail or worse.” Obang Metho was referring to the leasing of land to foreign companies in Ethiopia, spreading over
February 14, 2013 – The Center for the Rights of Ethiopian Women (CREW) appreciates Ethiopian Sport Federation of North America (ESFNA) for its decision to uphold the theme of “Celebrating Ethiopian Women” at its 30th year anniversary.
BEIRUT: When Alem Dechasa-Desisa hung herself by her bed sheets in a psychiatric hospital last March, she heightened a fury that had already been sparked when a video of the Ethiopian domestic worker’s beating outside her consulate went viral. Nearly a year later, the first hearing in the case against the man who dragged her into his car while she screamed is at hand.