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John Baldessari, Four Rules, 1978

John Baldessari, Four Rules, 1978

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In Ethiopia, foreign investment is a fancy word for stealing land - Quartz

It’s been called by some to be a new form of colonialism. Others say it is outright theft.

Since 2000, over 37 million hectares of land, mainly in the world’s poorest nations, have been acquired by foreign investors “without the free, prior, and informed consent of communities” in what, according to Oxfam and other organizations, constitutes a “land grab.” It’s a portion of land twice the size of Germany, according to researchers.

More than 60% of crops grown on land bought by foreign investors in developing countries are intended for export, instead of for feeding local communities. Worse still, two-thirds of these agricultural land deals are in countries with serious hunger problems. A report by the University of Virginia in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Milan says that a third to a fourth (pdf, p. 1) of the global malnourished population, or 300 to 550 million people, could be fed from the global share of land grabs.

Instead, the land is used to grow profitable crops—like sugarcane, palm oil, and soy. The benefits of this food production “go to the investors and to the countries that are receiving the exports, and not to the benefit of local communities,” says Paolo D’Odorico, professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia. He attributes the phenomenon to a global “commodification of land” and says the problem will only get worse in the coming years as food prices continue to rise globally.

Land grabs in the developing world create a system so unequal that resource-rich countries become resource dependent.

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How My Father Looked

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Tension between Eritrea and Ethiopia continues, but when it thaws I hope to travel there with an artist to sketch a picture of my father, based on descriptions from friends and family who live on both sides of the border. Such a method doesn’t befit my father’s memory, but he is the fugitive that I have been searching for all my life, and it is the only chance I have left to see his face.

—Sulaiman Addonia, Author of "The Consequences of Love"

PDFs on Culture, Health, Agriculture, Identity, and Politics in Ethiopia, Eritrea

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I have used most of these titles in previous papers and/or obtaining background knowledge before writing. It’s definitely interesting reading on our parents’/elders’/cultural/political experiences in an academic context. Send me your email if interested in receiving a copy.

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"We could not carry on surviving the hell of Maekelawi. We ended up telling our interrogators what they wanted to hear."

Journal from an Ethiopian Prison: The Maekelawi Ceremony

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"We could not carry on surviving the hell of Maekelawi. We ended up telling our interrogators what they wanted to hear."

Journal from an Ethiopian Prison: The Maekelawi Ceremony

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"After two years of writing and working to engage citizens in political debate, we have been apprehended and investigated."

Original testimony from Befeqadu Hailu, one of four Global Voices members currently jailed in Ethiopia.
Journal from an Ethiopian Prison: Testimony of Befeqadu Hailu

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"After two years of writing and working to engage citizens in political debate, we have been apprehended and investigated."

Original testimony from Befeqadu Hailu, one of four Global Voices members currently jailed in Ethiopia.

Journal from an Ethiopian Prison: Testimony of Befeqadu Hailu