Ethiopians say Indians grabbing land. Indian farmers claim it is official

, by Tehelka

RAM KARUTURI, the world’s largest rose grower, calls it a situation that needs immediate intervention. Else, he is sure the rush of Indians to Africa will ebb to a trickle, which, in turn, could have serious implications as ethnic tensions with the locals are slowly, but steadily, rising in some parts of the continent. The hub of the crisis is Gambela, one of Ethiopia’s nine states, for long starved of investment. To reverse the situation, they invited Indian companies to boost its near- decaying agriculture. Red more