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Ethiopia at centre of land grab

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Uploaded on Mar 21, 2011

It’s the deal of the century: £150 a week to lease more than 2,500 sq km (1,000 sq miles) of virgin, fertile land — an area the size of Dorset — for 50 years. Bangalore-based food company Karuturi Global says it had not even seen the land when it was offered by the Ethiopian government with tax breaks thrown in. http://ecadforum.com

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This is not Ethiopia

AlphaEtyopiya

Published on Jan 28, 2013

Woyane invites Ethiopian citizens abroad to invest in the country to control the struggle with remote control. As much Woyane needs money from the Diaspora, the people need more of its freedom. But Woyane cannot give an ounce of freedom to question authority implementing democracy in the country. You can witness in this video in the free world called America when they try to take your freedom of speech. Imagine what they had been and still doing to the 80 million Ethiopians at home.

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Why do you oppress the people

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Ethiopian Man Challenges Investment Invitation to the Diaspora by the Regime

AbbayMedia

Published on Nov 1, 2012

http://abbaymedia.com/ Abbay Media – The Ethiopian Information Bank.
An archive video of an Ethiopian Patriot challenging the Amhara Zone Delegation lead by Demeke Mekonen, the current Deputy Prime Minister, to Atlanta. The patriot highlights the lies, deceit and injustice being committed by the regime in the guise of getting the Diaspora to invest in Ethiopia.

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Ethiopia – The Land of Lucrative Investment

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Uploaded on Nov 17, 2009

http://diretube.com Ethiopian Latest Videos only on Diretube.com find and download any MP3 and Videos from http://diretube.com/mp3

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The Multinational Corporations Stealing Huge Tracts Of Ethiopian Farmland


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Uploaded on Aug 8, 2011

Ethiopia land grab displacing thousands

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In Ethiopia, one of the hungriest countries in the world, small farmers and communities are being moved off their land as international agribusinesses take over large swathes of fertile farmland.

Over the last three years an area the size of Britain has been handed over to corporations to make way for large-scale industrial farming in Ethiopia. With cheap rates and incentives, companies are pouring in to the exploit the land the government has cleared of its people. Many of the displaced are too scared to complain:”what power do we have to stop them? We just stay silent”, says one farmer. Despite promises of a better life, many Ethiopians are being left within nothing. Ethiopian Farm Minister, Wondirad Mandefro, shrugs: “they have to abandon their previous way of life”.

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August 2011

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Land Grab – Zimbabwe


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Uploaded on Nov 7, 2007

March 1998
President Mugabe wanted to take back 1/3 of all Zimbabwe’s productive farmland from white farmers and give it to the country’s peasants. In 1998, a mere 4,500 wealthy whites owned a staggering 50% of Zimbabwe, and Mugabe says they had until August that year to give that land back.

As Europe sats down with African leaders in Cairo in March 1998, Zimbabwe’s colonial hangover will be taking centre stage. Land was an issue throughout Zimbabwe’s rocky transition to Independence. But when it came, Mugabe was generous to the whites – allowing them to stay on. Indeed it was his anti-racism policies that won him favour. Now many feel he is trying to divert criticism about corruption in government by pushing through land reform that will see black farmers re-settled onto land seized by the British colonialists. The whites say it’s State-sanctioned robbery – but the government says that’s exactly what the white man did.

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