Ethiopia’s Omo Valley | Africa’s Last Frontier, National Geographic Magazine: Kara Tribal Elder and Flood Recession Agriculture

An elder of the Kara tribe watching his goats peers out over the Omo riverbank at dusk. Before the peace agreement, a member of the warring tribe could have killed him if he left himself exposed in this way.  His tribe once controlled land on both sides of the river, but an enemy tribe has gradually encroached on their territory. The Omo River is 760 kilometers long and starts in the Shewan Highlands and empties into Lake Turkana. The coverage area for this story is between the Gibe III Dam in the north and the first bridge ever built over the Omo, at Omorate, near the Kenyan border.

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