The Dassanech Peace Ceremony
In the fertile lands around the Omo River in the south of Ethiopia, 200,000 people live, divided among various traditional tribes. The Dassanech are one of these many tribes. Tensions are high, even within tribal clans, as the cows, their treasure, are starving due to the increased scarcity of grazing pastures. Near Omorate, people tell me the Dassanech tribe have a big celebration. More than 200 warriors armed with kalashnikovs are celebrating a peace agreement for a tribal conflict over stolen cows.