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  • n. Alternative spelling of villagization.


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  • This policy, known as "villagisation", was claimed to be "purely protective and beneficial for the Africans".

    Archive 2004-11-01

  • Under the government's "villagisation" programme, three or four villages at a time are being moved closer to roads and services, but many people say they are not being compensated and are having to wait.

    Ethiopia at centre of global farmland rush

  • Waiting for Death, a Human Rights Watch HRW report, said the population transfers under the "villagisation" programme are being carried out with little consultation or compensation.

    Thousands 'forcibly relocated' in Ethiopia, says HRW report

  • The Ethiopian government's villagisation programme is not improving access to services for Gambella's indigenous people, but is instead undermining their livelihoods and food security, said Jan Egeland, the organisation's Europe director.

    Thousands 'forcibly relocated' in Ethiopia, says HRW report

  • Programmes fall under different names across the region - registration in Kenya, villagisation in Zambia and resettlement in

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • But most of the species, particularly those with medicinal values, are constantly being threatened as a result of industrialisation, villagisation and other developments.

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  • "Human Rights Watch has wrongly alleged the villagisation programme to be unpopular and problematic," government spokesman Bereket Simon told Reuters news agency.

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  • "The British Government's development assistance in Ethiopia does not encourage or support 'villagisation' and we share HRW's concerns that promises made to communities are not being fulfilled," Mr Mitchell said. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Already, 20,000 families have moved from areas they have roamed for centuries in a "villagisation" programme that researchers claim international donors including Britain have inadvertently helped fund. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Ethiopia's government says that no one has been forced to move and that the villagisation scheme - which will eventually reach 1.5 million Ethiopians - is designed to give people previously scattered across vast areas better access to "social and economic services". - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph


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