By Linda Flood
Stockholm — Sales of huge land areas of Ethiopia, by the Ethiopian government, to foreign investors, have led to starvation and forced displacement. In his documentary Dead Donkeys Fear no Hyenas, Swedish film director Joakim Demmer exposes the consequences of land grabbing, and holds the World Bank complicit.
The chase for this Green Gold started over ten years ago. Just before the global financial crisis, agricultural land areas in developing countries became a target for investment among global investors.
Gambela Land Grab
Joakim Demmer experienced first hand at the Addis Abeba airport how emergency food supplies was being unloaded while local food produce was being loaded for export. Continue reading
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Donald Trump will not be welcome to address Parliament on his state visit to the UK because of its opposition to racism and to sexism, the Speaker of the House of Commons has said in a major snub to the American President. Continue reading
Months of anti-government protests in Amhara and Oromia in 2016 led government to declare state of emergency.
By Ludovica Iaccino
The Ethiopian government has blamed “anti-peace” forces for a grenade attack that killed one and wounded dozens in the northern city of Gondar on 10 January. The attack, occurred at the Entasol hotel, follows a bomb blast at a hotel in the city of Bahir Dar earlier in January.
”The attack might be a new tactic started by anti-peace forces as the strategy they had been pursuing in the past failed,” Commander Assefa Ashebe was quoted by the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate as saying. Continue reading
January 14, 2017 (KHAROTUM) – Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir has described the United States decision to ease economic sanctions imposed on Sudan as a positive move saying it would pave the way for developing normal relations between Khartoum and Washington. Continue reading
January 14, 2017 (JUBA) – The Norwegian government has denied it’s involvement in an alleged plot to assassinate the chief of general staff for the South Sudanese army (SPLA).
- South Sudanese army chief Gen. Paul Malong Awan speaking at a Dinka Malual community meeting in Juba on 1 November 2012 (ST)
Arrest of opposition leader Merera Gudina follows months of anti-government protests
December 5, 2016 (JUBA)- The South Sudanese government said it has requested the Sudanese government to shut down offices of armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO).
- South Sudan’s former FVP Riek Machar, speaking to visitors at his residence in Khartoum, on 1 September 2016 (courtesy photo of SPLM-IO)