Monday, February 13, 2012

Ethiopia accused of forcing people from land

Even if the Western do not want to react on the human right accusation in Ethiopia the media  keep working and reporting from the place where hundreds arrested and torched.  The report by Nazanine Moshiri  from Gambella, western Ethiopia indicates the denial of the government. 

Government forcibly removing people to make way for firms to lease agricultural land, says rights group

Human Rights Watch has accused Ethiopia of forcing tens of thousands of people to leave their homes as part of a resettlement programme.

The government is leasing millions of hectares of farm land to foreign companies and says that leasing out the agricultural land will help the country become more self-sufficient.
It says its "villagisation" programme has been voluntary and that 70,000 people will have better access to schools and health care.

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