Ethiopia

Terreno fertile al business

Ricerche fatte da organizzazioni non governative internazionali, come Oxfam, e soprattutto dall’Oakland Institute (Oi) – un centro studi americano che analizza il fenomeno globale del land grabbing (accaparramento delle terre) e che ha prodotto diversi rapporti anche sull’Etiopia – mostrano che la strategia di sviluppo del governo etiopico è in gran parte basata sulla concessione dei terreni migliori a investitori sia stranieri sia locali.

Yes, Ethiopia Does Violate Human Rights and Displaces People Over Land Rights

[Op-Ed: Letter To Ethiopian Ambassador to U.K.]

Dear Ambassador Berhanu Kebede,

The response from the Ethiopian embassy to our report, We Say the Land is Not Yours, and the Guardian article Ethiopians talk of violence and land grabs as their land is earmarked for foreign investors, makes unfounded allegations about the work and methodology of the Oakland Institute.

Swelling Ethiopian Migration Casts Doubt on its Economic Miracle

ADDIS ABABA, Apr 25 2015 (IPS) - The 28 Ethiopian migrants of Christian faith murdered by the Islamic State (IS) on Apr. 19 in Libya had planned to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of work in Europe.

Commenting on the killings to Fana Broadcasting Corporation (FBC), Ethiopian government spokesperson Redwan Hussien urged potential migrants not to risk their lives by using dangerous exit routes.

Ethiopians ‘Tortured, Oppressed and Silenced’ Into Surrendering Land to Foreign Investors

First-person testimony published Tuesday tallies the human cost of Ethiopia’s “villagization” program, in which tens of thousands of people have been forced from their ancestral homes to make way for large-scale commercial agriculture.

The findings were reported by the California-based Oakland Institute in a study titled “We Say the Land Is Not Yours: Breaking the Silence Against Forced Displacement in Ethiopia.”

Verba do Banco Mundial financiou remoções na Etiópia

Financiamento originalmente destinado a programa público de saúde e educação foi desviado pelo governo etíope para bancar remoções forçadas de programa de formação de vilas

Soldados apontaram suas armas para Odoge Otiri e levaram o estudante, de 22 anos, para a floresta que cerca a sua comunidade, no oeste da Etiópia. Então começaram a agredi-lo com seus cassetetes e o deixaram sangrando e imobilizado. “Fiquei inconsciente”, lembra. “Só me deixaram lá porque acharam que eu fosse morrer.”

The battle for the future of farming - why is the World Bank on the wrong side?

The World Bank exists to fight poverty. So why does it promote a profit-driven model of agriculture that enriches corporations at the expense of the small farmers who provide most of the world's food, creating poverty by stealing their land and water, depleting resources and undermining sustainable livelihoods?

The real problem isn't that we are, or will be, short of food, but that it is poorly distributed because of deep imbalances of power. Throwing vast amounts of money at large corporate models only deepens those power imbalances.

Světová banka se podílí na zločinném záboru půdy

Téma zločinného záboru půdy prováděné i s pomocí mezinárodních institucím, které mají oficiálně pomáhat rozvojovým zemím - o tom jsme už nejméně dvakrát psali, viz články dole. A kdo se chce pobavit, ať se podívá na poslední videoklip australské rapové skupiny Juice Rap News (Rapeři opěvují EU-sado-maso). Šéfka MMF v sado-maso stylu vysvětluje překvapeným Evropanům, že obě banky praktikují tyto sadistické praktiky v rozvojovém světě už 20 let a občané EU k tomu ani nemrkli.

Rights Denied: New Evidence Ties World Bank To Human Rights Abuses In Ethiopia

The soldiers pointed their guns at Odoge Otiri and led the 22-year-old student into the forest outside his village in western Ethiopia. Then, he says, they began pounding him with their nightsticks, leaving him bloody and unmoving.

“I was unconscious,” he recalls. “The reason they left me is they thought I was going to die.”

That night, soldiers arrested his wife, Aduma Omot.

“The soldiers took me to their camp,” she says. “Then they mistreated me, they raped me.”

They held her for two days, she says, before they let her go.

Ethiopians ‘Tortured, Oppressed and Silenced’ Into Surrendering Land to Foreign Investors

A first person testimony published Tuesday tallies the human cost of Ethiopia’s “villagization” program, in which tens of thousands of people have been forced from their ancestral homes to make way for large scale commercial agriculture.

The findings were reported by the California-based Oakland Institute in a study titled, “We Say the Land Is Not Yours: Breaking the Silence Against Forced Displacement in Ethiopia.”

Foreign Investment Driving Ethiopians off Ancestral Lands

The Ethiopian government is driving communities from their homes to make way for commercial agricultural projects to benefit foreign investors.

Ethiopian villagers, who refused to leave their ancestral homes to make way for large scale commercial agriculture, were “forced with gunshots” by the government, a damning first-person account has revealed.

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