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Ethiopia: Charges Against Indigenous Land Rights Defender Dropped

Pastor Omot Agwa, an indigenous land rights defender from the Gambella region
Charges against Pastor Omot Agwa, a dedicated advocate for land rights in Ethiopia’s Gambella region and an interpreter for the World Bank Inspection Panel’s investigation into the forced displacement of indigenous Anuaks, were finally dropped.

BY OAKLAND INSTITUTE

Today, charges against Pastor Omot Agwa, an indigenous land rights defender from the Gambella region of Ethiopia, were finally dropped by an Ethiopian court.

In March 2015, Pastor Omot was arrested in Addis Ababa while attempting to travel to Kenya to attend a food security conference. For six months, he was detained without charge, denied access to legal representation, and endured torture and solitary confinement. Continue reading Ethiopia: Charges Against Indigenous Land Rights Defender Dropped

The Moral Bankruptcy of the World Bank in Ethiopia

Thousands of Ethiopia’s Anuaks in Gambella have been removed illegally from their ancestral homelands and left high and dry and twisting in the wind, courtesy and cash of the World Bank. The World Bank is party to the Crimes against Humanity in Ethiopia. Now we got it. We really do. The World Bank have to make Ethiopia report look good to make themselves look good.

By Alemayehu G. Mariam (PhD),

ETHIOPIANS have been the object of a cruel bureaucratic joke by the World Bank. Last week, an 81-page official investigative report surfaced online showing World Bank bureaucrats in Ethiopia have been playing  “Deception Games” of displacement, deracination, forced resettlement and a kinder and gentler form of ethnic cleansing  in the Gambella region of Western Ethiopia. Tens of thousands of Anuaks in Gambella have been removed illegally and in violation of policy from their ancestral homelands and left high and dry and twisting in the wind, courtesy and cash of the World Bank! Continue reading The Moral Bankruptcy of the World Bank in Ethiopia

UK Government Accused of Sponsoring Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia

UK-and World Bank-funded development programme in Ethiopia found to be responsible for villagisation-related widespread abuses in Ethiopia resulting in destruction of livelihoods, forced displacement of minority ethnic groups (Anuaks) from their fertile lands and forests

By RT.com,

A DEVELOPMENT project funded by the UK government and run by the World Bank could be facilitating a violent resettlement program in Ethiopia that has been dogged by allegations of forced displacement, physical assaults and rape, a leaked report suggests.

Britain’s Department for International Development (DfID) is the primary sponsor of the World Bank’s foreign aid initiative, supposedly set up to improve basic health, education and public services in Ethiopia. It has attracted over £388 million in UK taxpayer’s money to date. Continue reading UK Government Accused of Sponsoring Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia