Social Issues

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  • 11 Nov 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia is planning to build new dams on rivers other than the Nile in order to “take advantage of all out water resources,” Minister of Energy and Water Motuma Mekasa said this week. As an example, Mekasa cited the planned Gibe
  • 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
  • 12 Mar 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has dismissed claims that it indirectly funded the ongoing forced resettlement of Lower Omo River communities in Ethiopia to pave the way for irrigation projects linked to
  • The Malawi government has issued 172 mining licenses in the past four years as part of its effort to boost the country’s agriculture-dependent economy.
  • 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 Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC), a mother body of over 100 Malawian human rights organizations has appealed to the African Union (AU) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to intervene in the ongoing Malawi-Tanzania border dispute over Lake Malawi (known in Tanzania as Lake Nyasa).
  • 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.