Stolen Lands in Africa
Ethiopia is building one of the most powerful hydroelectric dams in Africa: the Gibe 3. According to the government, it will double the country’s energy capacity. The dam will also change the lives of all of the 200,000 tribal inhabitants of the region who depend on the Omo River. They are considered as subhuman by the capitol. The government plans to move them all to new villages, where they are promised access to heath and education. These tribes, whose way of life depends on agriculture and livestock, are seeing their ecosystem totally thrown into disarray.