Anuak are a riverine people who live along the banks and rivers of southeastern Sudan and western Ethiopia, in the Gambela Region.
On December 28, 2015 Ethiopia’s Agricultural Ministry revoked their contract with Karuturi Global Limited, an Indian company who in 2010 won a concession for 100,000 hectares of land to be developed for industrial agriculture for export in the Gambella region of southern Ethiopia, home to the Indigenous Anuak, Mezenger, Nuer, Opo, and Komo peoples. The […]
(March 2, 2015) – The World Bank has whitewashed damning evidence of widespread human rights abuses in connection with its flagship program in Ethiopia, Inclusive Development International said today. The evidence, obtained during the course of an internal investigation, appears to have been shelved in order to exonerate the bank and one of [its] biggest […]
Millions of acres of Ethiopia’s most fertile lands are being offered to foreign investors, often in long-term leases and at bargain prices. At the same time, through its ‘villagization’ program, the Ethiopian government is forcibly displacing hundreds of thousands of Indigenous Peoples in order to free up their land so the transnational agro-industry can move […]
Indigenous Peoples in Southwest Ethiopia have implicated the World Bank in grave human rights abuses that are being carried out as part of a resettlement programme headed by the Ethiopian Government. The government is currently working to resettle approximately 1.5 million peoples across the country by 2013. “Villagization” is supposed to be a voluntary process […]
The Canadian-based Anuak Justice Council (AJC) is calling on South Sudan President Salva Kiir to provide safety to the Indigenous Anuak Peoples. According to the following petition, South Sudan is presently cooperating with the Ethiopian government in the deportation of seventeen Anuak from the Alari Refugee Camp. Once in Ethiopia, the Anuak group “.. are […]
With the world’s media focused on Wikileaks–and activists still working though the COP16 Summit in Cancun–governments have been seizing the opportunity to lash out at Indigenous Peoples, carrying out mass evictions and violent police offensives without anybody even noticing. Leading up to the COP16 Summit in Cancun, on November 23, 2010, the Toba Qom indigenous […]
We must realize that we are infected by a widely spreading virus which requires one shot to cure–that shot is our UNITY – By Obang Metho, January 27, 2007 What lessons have we Ethiopians learned in 2006? Perhaps more than we realize! I will start with myself. As you all know, I, Obang Metho, am […]
International Human Rights Clinic documents atrocities committed against Anuak civilians by Ethiopian military December 18, 2006 CAMBRIDGE, MA — Soldiers in the Ethiopian military have killed, raped, and otherwise abused hundreds of Anuak civilians in the Gambella region of the country, the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) of Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program said […]
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