Ethiopia – Land for Sale

Published: 29 Jan 2014
 
Al Jazeera | 28 January 2014

Al Jazeera documentary on land grabs in Ethiopia, airs 28 January 2014.

People & Power

 As the economy thrives, we examine the plight of Ethiopians forced from their land to make way for foreign investors.  Just a few decades ago, Ethiopia was a country defined by its famines, particularly between 1983-1985 when in excess of half a million people starved to death as a consequence of drought, crop failure and a brutal civil war.   Against this backdrop, it is impressive that in recent years, Ethiopia has been experiencing stellar economic growth. The headline statistics are certainly remarkable: the country is creating millionaires faster than any other in Africa; output from farming, Ethiopia’s dominant industry, has tripled in a decade; the capital Addis Ababa is experiencing a massive construction boom; and the last six years have seen the nation’s GDP grow by a staggering 108 percent….http://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23100-ethiopia-land-for-sale#sthash.QUBAvWNc.dpuf

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