• Indigenous peoples in Ethiopia

    Indigenous peoples in Ethiopia

    Ethiopia is home to a great diversity of peoples speaking more than 80 languages. Still, Ethiopia has no legislation that protects or address the rights of indigenous peoples.
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    80 languages are spoken in Ethiopia
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    No national laws protect indigenous peoples
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    500,000 indigenous people in the Omo valley threatened by water insecurity
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Ethiopia: Development schemes bring dispossession of indigenous peoples

Land gabbing is happening at a large scale in Ethiopia, among others through leasing out huge tracts of land to foreign investors. The government of Ethiopia claims that this will bring development, improved food security and employment to the local population. However, so far local and indigenous populations have mainly experienced land dispossession and threats to their livelihoods. Below you find a link to an article about the situation, originally published in French by Le Monde.

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