In the heart of the horn of Africa live the Afar people. Their origins go back to millions of years when their ancestor Lucy was discovered buried in the ground. Inhabitants of a coveted region, these nomads and herdsmen are victims of persecution.
Military invasions have progressively chased the Afars from their land. The Afar triangle is an important geopolitical issue.
The colonization organised by the Ethiopian government has accentuated ethnic conflicts.
Rival tribes hoard their fields and herds. Their fertile lands attract foreign investors, avid for large, profitable agricultural areas.
The Afars have learned to diversify their livelihood in order to improve their daily life. Agriculture is now part of their way of life. However, their future is threatened.
A new Sultan has taken over, giving hope to an entire population. This historical event assembled thousands of Afars from Ethiopia, Djibouti and Eritrea.
The Afars have always known how to defend their lands.
Today, they campaign for recognition on a political level, for the survival of their language, their culture and for that of future generations.
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