This is a fairly simple and sad story—a snapshot of cultures in southern Ethiopia that will disappear. The north-south axis of the story is the region’s life-sustaining Omo River, which will be choked by a dam. And the east-west axis of the story is the arms trade traveling across this area between Sudan and Somalia. Sowhen the Gibe III dam goes online this culturally distinct area will be starving and heavily armed.
The Omo River tribes are only 200,000 people standing in Ethiopia’s way of having steady electric power for 11 million. Steady electric power equates directly to GDP growth and surprisingly often decreases population. The dam that will provide electric power for Ethiopia will also choke off the food supply …[ … ] Read The Full Story