Large companies in conflict over Ethiopian land

Landscape in Ethiopia

The indigenous people of Gambela, Ethiopia are critical of the fact that the company Karuturi Global is about to get the right to use their land. Photo: WitR, Adobe Stock

Of: Mona Yassin

The Indian company Karuturi Global is about to enter into a new lease agreement to use land in the Gambela region of Ethiopia. The company has had a previous lease of land in the region, but it was terminated in 2017 due to problems with forced relocations and deforestation. The locals are critical of the agreement and fear that their land will once again be abused by foreign actors.

November 15, 2019, News