A woman from the Mursi tribe poses for a photo in Mago National Park, near Jinka, in the southern Omo Valley, Ethiopia, on September 21, 2016. - The Mursi are a nilotic pastoral ethnic group which has about 10,000 people in Ethiopia. Some Mursi women choose to wear a saucer-shaped lip guard (dhebi a tugoin). The lower lip of a girl is cut when she is 15 or 16 years old. The wound is then stretched over time to accommodate a large clay plate. The Mursi tribe is one of the few remaining tribes to continue this practice. The construction of a sugar factory in Mago National Park has begun to change the way of life of many Mursi, who are beginning to leave their traditional way of life to work at the factory. Human rights groups also reported that the Mursi were afraid of being expelled by the Ethiopian government from a large area of the park. The construction of the Gibe III dam, Africa's third largest hydropower plant, along with large areas of cotton and sugar cane plantations and numerous factories along the Omo River, have serious consequences for tribal life. of the Omo Valley that depend on the river for their survival and way of life. Human rights groups fear for the future of tribes if they are forced to disperse, abandon their traditional customs by losing land or having the capacity to raise livestock as globalization and globalization take hold. development are developing.
Keywords used by Agence France-Presse to describe this photograph: Africa, tribe, vertical, woman, traditional costume, national park, documentation,
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