Africa's Last Frontier: Ethiopia's Omo Valley, March 2010 National Geographic Magazine

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 in 2013. And the east-west axis of the story is the arms trade traveling across this area between Sudan and Somalia. So in 2013 when the Gibe III dam goes online this culturally distinct area will be starving and heavily armed.

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Created 31 Oct 2011 | Last updated 7 Jan 2021

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