The first time we spent time with for three nights was the Suri. This is an aggressive group known for their Donga custom of stick fighting (sometimes to the death) to prove alpha male status. The women here don lip plates and the children eagerly cover themselves in clay and flowers to pose for photographs for money. This tribe lives in Omo National Park. #ethiopia#suritribe
An incredible journey, with incredible people.
Big thanks to the team that made this happen. Blood, sweat and beers where traded for unforgettable memories. Thank you Rocky Contos - Sierra Rios & Alex Aitken for this journey.
In the next few months we hope to raise more awareness for the Gumuz tribes (woman pictured) and biodiversity that will be destroyed by the filling of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, hopefully protecting the canyon from further projects. #protectourrivers#patagonia#ethiopia#tribal#rafting#rivers#natgeoyourshot
"By looking after my goats properly, I’ll be able to grow my herd and have a continuous supply of milk for my children. My children will have enough milk to drink every day. I can then sell what is left. I really want my children to grow with the goats, to learn how to care for them. I honestly think we will grow from the poverty we are currently in." Hailo, a farmer taking part in Farm Africa's Livestock for Livelihoods goat rearing project in southern Ethiopia, funded by #UKaid . #aidworks#globaldev#farmafrica#UKAidDirect#goats#ethiopia#southomo
3RD EAFS 💰
The Third Annual East Africa Finance Summit (3rd EAFS) is a platform for knowledge sharing and critical voices, annually organized to facilitate and support the development of the finance sector within the East African region.
The platform is designed to bring key players and stakeholders of the sector together, to network and address critical issues as well as set-out strategic directions in shaping the future success of the finance sector in the region. The components of the summit are the main Conference, Panel Discussion, Policy Roundtable, and Exhibition.
The EAFS provides an opportunity for participants to have a hand in solving the persistent gaps and in shaping the future of the finance sector of the country and the region, at large. It helps involved organizations gain visibility and provides an opportunity to build a corporate image through promotion, networking, and matchmaking, while also presenting an opportunity for business scale-up, investment, and expansions.
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💲December 18 - 19, 2018
💲United Nations Conference Center
💲8am - 5pm
For tickets visit - https://www.icapitalafrica.org/index.php/eafs-home#
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Fascinating work in our Topographical Pictures auction this Thursday @sothebys, ‘Scorcery in Abyssinia: the old lady changed into a donkey’ by Thomas Baines £20-30,000. Further info at sothebys.com or PM me or @rlowkes.
Baines first travelled to Africa at the age of 22 as official war artist to the British Army during the Eighth Frontier War and is best remembered for his role as the official artist to David Livingstone’s 1858 expedition along the upper reaches of the Zambezi river, on the boarder of modern day Zimbabwe and Zambia. He was the first European artist ever to see and document Victoria Falls.
An intrepid explorer, Baines spent much of the rest of his life travelling throughout southern Africa and died in Durban in 1875, having undertaken numerous expeditions across the continent. Though he never visited Ethiopia he produced a number of paintings on Abyssinian subjects, including Elephant Hunting with the sword, Abyssinia (1867, King’s Lynn Museum, Norfolk). His interest in the region was sparked by the kidnapping of the British Consul in Ethiopia, Charles Duncan Cameron, by Emperor Tewodros II, and the subsequent British Expedition to Abyssinia, under the command of Sir Robert Napier, in 1868; the same year as this painting. #thomasbaines#topographicalart#abyssinia#ethiopia#sorcery