Rivers Network

Sharing Knowledge - Raising Awareness - Bridging River's Advocates

The tribes of the Lower Omo River

The Lower Omo River in south west Ethiopia is home to eight different tribes whose population is about 200,000. They have lived there for centuries. However the future of these tribes lies in the balance. A massive hydro-electric dam, Gibe III, has now been built on the Omo river in order to support vast commercial plantations that are forcing the tribes from their land.

Visit the website and learn about the full story by clicking on the logo


You are here:Home#River Blogs#North Africa#Rift Valley#Omo - Lake Turkana#The tribes of the Lower Omo River

Additional Info

  • Location: 3.4958943,36.0362405
Read 4900 times

Recent North Africa