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March 7, 2010
How food and water are driving a 21st-century African land grab
John Vidal - The Observer
An Observer investigation reveals how rich countries faced by a global food shortage now farm an area double the size of the UK to guarantee supplies for their citizens   read...

March 3, 2010
Ethiopia famine aid 'spent on weapons'
Martin Plaut - BBC World Service
Millions of dollars in Western aid for victims of the Ethiopian famine of 1984-85 was siphoned off by rebels to buy weapons, a BBC investigation finds.    read...

March 2, 2010
Statement on the Fragile State of Democracy in Africa
U.S. Senator Russ Feingold - For the Congressional Record    

February 26, 2010
Land leasing in Ethiopia: a shameless land grab by the rich or an opportunity for the poor?
Food Crisis and the Global Land Grab/BBC World Tonight     read and listen...

February 26, 2010
Ethiopia's human rights record
BBC iPlayer
The report covers the human rights abuses leading up to the 2010 Elections and discusses the role of the British government. Please forward to 31:55 minutes.    listen...

January 30, 2010
The new breadbasket of the world?
The Irish Times
As swathes of their country’s land is leased, cleared and prepared for food production by foreign companies, Ethiopians are divided over whether this constitutes ‘agro-colonialism’ or much-needed development, writes MARY FITZGERALD Foreign Affairs Correspondent   read...

View a video clip of the DVD release: Betrayal of Democracy: Ethiopia

Canada denies entry visa to Gambella Genocide suspect - Ethiomedia, June 9, 2008

Ethiopian governor denied entry into Canada - Canwest News Service, June 7, 2008

Ethiopians up in arms against governor's visit - Calgary Herald , June 6, 2008

African politician linked to massacre to speak in Calgary - Canwest News Service, June 5, 2008

An Ethiopian strongman meets the Minnesota Anuak - The McGill Report, June 4, 2008

A Genocide Planner to Meet His Minnesota Survivors - The McGill Report, May 29, 2008

Open Letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. - Anuak Justice Council, July 18, 2007

Unusual Attack on Anuak Raises Questions of EPRDF Involvement, - Anuak Justice Council, April 26, 2007

Letter to Secretary of State, Ms. Condoleezza Rice, from members of the U.S. Congress (PDF), - U.S. Congress, March 13, 2007

Open Letter to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, - Anuak Justice Council, February 20, 2007

The Other War in Ethiopia, - TCS Daily, December 29, 2006

Suppressed UN Report Documents Government Role in Destabilizing Region While New Threats of Genocidal Violence Arise, - All Things Pass Journalism, December 13, 2006
Download 96 page report (PDF)

Soldiers in the Ethiopian military have killed, raped, and otherwise abused hundreds of Anuak civilians in the Gambella region of the country, - International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, December 13, 2006
Download 62 page report (PDF)

Obang urges love over hate as film premiers in L.A., - Ethiomedia, September 18, 2006

EPRDF Government Displaces Anuak in Over 12 Anuak Villages—Is the End of this Regime Near?, - Anuak Justice Council, August 19, 2006

Address to Ethiopian community at Tsehai Conferences at Antioch University, Los Angeles, CA, - Obang Metho, Anuak Justice Council, July 5, 2006

Local testimonies of bus ambush on June 11 near Gambella, Ethiopia, Anuak Justice Council, June 15, 2006

30 killed following ambush in Gambella, Ethiopia declares curfew, Sudan Tribune, June 12, 2006

Exploration oil drilling in Gambella turns up dry,, May 29, 2006

Amid protests, the World Bank resumes and redirects Ethiopian assistance, Washington Post, May 26, 2006

Ana Gomez: Message of solidarity, sympathy and hope to the Ethiopian people, Ethiomedia, May 14, 2006 High speed, Dial up

Ethiopian Politics interviews Obang Metho, Ethiopian Politics, May 12, 2006

Anuaks Suffer as Ethiopian Defense Forces Approach Refugee Camp in Sudan, Anuak Justice Council, April 14, 2006

Ethiopian Army Murders, Rapes, and Kidnaps Sudanese Anuaks, Genocide Watch, April 15, 2006

Anuaks in Southern Sudan threatened by Ethiopian Military, Aegis, April 12, 2006

Open letter to Ambassador Fesseha Asghedom Tessema from the AJC board, Anuak Justice Council, April 10, 2006

Open letter to Representative Christopher Smith, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Africa (pdf), Anuak Justice Council, April 10, 2006

Anuak Share Tales of Rich Culture and Uphill History, Minnesota State University, April 4, 2006

US House Subcommittee ponders Ethiopia’s Troubled Internal Situation (pdf) , Ethiomedia, March 31, 2006
Brief commentary and summary of witnesses' testimonies.

View Webcast Video of Hearing, U.S. House Committee on International Relations, March 30, 2006
Mr. Metho's testimony begins at approximately 3:21:00. (Requires RealOne Player)
Also see: US House Subcommittee Archives

Congressional Hearing on Ethiopia’s Troubled Internal Situation, Ethiopian Politics, March 29, 2006
A commentary praising Mr. Metho's testimony

Mr. Metho's testimony to the U.S. House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations, “The Anuak Massacre of 2003”, Anuak Justice Council, March 28, 2006

Saskatoon resident testifying in U.S., StarPhoenix, March 28, 2006

Congressman Chris Smith on Ethiopia’s Troubled Internal Situation, Ethiomedia, March 29, 2006
Includes reference to the Anuak genocide of December, 2003

Read the testimonies of other witnesses/presenters at this hearing before the US House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations:

Dr. Meqdes Mesfin, Daughter of Professor Mesfin Wolde Mariam of Ethiopia (pdf)
Lynn Fredriksson, Amnesty International USA (pdf)
Andargachew Tsege Member, Central Council Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party (pdf)
Deputy Assistant Secretary Donald Yamamoto Bureau of African Affairs * U.S. Department of State (pdf)

To whom does Ethiopia’s Gambella oil belong, Sudan Tribune, March 9, 2006

U.S. Releases 2005 Human Rights Report on Ethiopia, US Department of State, March 8, 2006

Chinese Oil Company Starts Drilling in the Gambella Basin, The Reporter (Addis Ababa), March 6, 2006

Britain cuts off aid to Ethiopian government, CNN, January 18, 2006

Sixteen Anuak Leaders Released from Gambella Prison, Anuak Justice Council, December 26, 2005

Ethiopia’s Zenawi exploits the “War on Terror” (Anuak reference), Sudan Tribune, November 26, 2005

EU to suspend aid to Ethiopia, Ethiomedia, November 18, 2005

Armed Group Attacks Gambella Town Police Station, Anuak Justice Council, November 4, 2005

Master Planner of the Anuak Genocide is the New Governor of Gambella: Omot Obang Olom Is Rewarded for His Loyalty to the EPRDF, Anuak Justice Council, October 4, 2005

US Members of Congress send letter to Meles, Ethiomedia, October 9, 2005

Another Darfur Victim: The Anuak of Ethiopia, The McGill Report, September 6, 2005

Petronas Signs Four-Year Oil Deal, Addis Tribune, August 1, 2005

(Video) HARDtalk interview on July 4th, Stephen Sackur talks to Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, BBC HARDTalk, July 4, 2005

For crimes against humanity, a claim has been filed against the Ethiopian government at International Criminal Court at The Hague, Netherlands, Anuak Justice Council, June 13, 2005

Human Rights Abuses and Political Repression in Ethiopia's Oromia Region, Human Rights Watch, May 5, 2005

Ethiopia: The 15 May 2005 elections and human rights - recommendations to the government, election observers and political parties, Amnesty International, April 29, 2005

McCain, Albright question Meles regime over expulsions, Ethiomedia, April 15, 2005

HRW released a 64 page entitled “Targeting the Anuak: Human Rights Violations and Crimes against Humanity in Ethiopia’s Gambella Region.” Human Rights Watch, March 24, 2005
Read a short summary of the report.
Download the whole report, text only 366 Kb
Download the whole report, text, images and maps 6.6 Mb

  Interview with the author of the HRW investigation report, Chris Albin-Lackey. National Public Radio, March 25, 2005

U.S. pushes Ethiopia to punish Gambella violence "The Ambassador stressed that, as promised by the Ethiopian Government, it was important that all those involved in the outbreak of ethnic strife in the region in December 2003 and early 2004 should be brought to justice, including those in the government, police, or military." United States Embassy Press Release, February 1, 2005

Read journalist Doug McGill's articles at The McGill Report.

*** Read the Anuak Justice Council's updates on human rights abuses in Gambella.