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3 March 2016

Ethiopia: How Saudi Star's agribusiness has impacted indigenous group, including alleged displacement; company comments

Author: Tom Burgis, Financial Times (UK)

"The great land rush: Ethiopia: The billionaire’s farm"...

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31 January 2016

Ethiopia: How displacement for agribusiness is impoverishing indigenous groups

Author: Malkamuu Jaatee, Finfinne Tribune (

"Land grabbing and violations of human rights in Ethiopia"...

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16 April 2015

"Rights Denied - New Evidence Ties World Bank To Human Rights Abuses In Ethiopia"

Author: Sasha Chavkin, ICIJ / Huffington Post

...Otiri and Omot are among thousands of Anuak, a mostly Christian indigenous group from the rural Ethiopian state of Gambella, who have fled from Ethiopia’s mass relocation campaign....

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16 March 2015

Saudi Star response

Author: The Global Office of Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has asked us to comment on a misleading CorpWatch article of December 30th, 2014, which confuses a specific agricultural investment by Saudi Star in Gambella with a quite separate political debate about...

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16 March 2015

Ethiopia: Allegations that Saudi Star agricultural project benefitting from widespread displacement of farmers - Saudi Star responds

Saudi Star Agricultural Development has been accused of restarting a rice project on disputed lands in Ethiopia despite human rights concerns surrounding this program.  Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Saudi Star to respond to a...

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