Social Issues

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  • 15 Oct 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Heightened industrial and agricultural development in Ethiopia, alongside the effects of climate change, is threatening the survival of Lake Turkana in Kenya, according to a new report by international watchdog group Human
  • 8 Jan 2015- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia’s controversial $1.8 billion USD Gilgel Gibe III hydropower project could begin generating electricity in June, and is expected to be fully operational in early 2016, according to the state-owned Ethiopian Electric Power
  • 2 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Kenyan government, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Danish government, on July 31 launched a blueprint to promote conservation of the country’s wetlands. Kenya is home to wetlands that have been
  • The controversial Gibe III Dam, which is set to begin operations next year, and land grabs in the Lower Omo Valley will leave 500,000 local people in Ethiopia and Kenya at risk of conflict and hunger, according to Survival International, a London-based organization working for tribal peoples’ rights worldwide.
  • The Ethiopian government is under pressure from international human rights organizations to halt its campaign of forced evictions from the Lower Omo Valley, where it is building a dam for irrigation and hydropower generation.