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Ethiopia’s indigenous excluded from growth

 IPS 18 November 2019

The way of life for thousands of indigenous communities in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley is under threat. The construction of The Gibe III dam on the Omo River, which will be the world’s fourth-largest dam when finished in 2015, will divert water from the river which is vital for the survival of indigenous groups. The indigenous people are to be resettled but there is growing concern they have not been consulted properly about their own future. (975 Words) - By Ed McKenna

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The ethnic communities living along Ethiopia’s Omo River and depend on annual flooding to practice flood retreat cultivation for their survival and livelihood.  Photo: Ed McKenna/IPS

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