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The Evangadi dance is a courtship dance with the Hamar tribe. The Hamar tribe is a tribe that lives in the south of the Omo Valley. They are cattle herders but also grow some crops. As many other tribes they use scarification to make themselves beautiful. Scarring their bodies and packing the wounds with ash and charcoal. The Hamar are well known for the "bulljump". A rite of passage where a young man has to jump a line of cattle to become a man.
It is at this ceremony that we witness this pulsating dance ritual.
Pic Credit: Jose Maria Aloso Aenlle
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Why guns? Well, before it was more traditional – but in recent decades, guns have a distinct advantage in tribal conflicts.
Along with cattle-stealing clashes, conflict also erupts over grazing land, water access, and perceived insults.
This is untamed land.Guns are used regularly and people are killed in tribal clashes.
The Ethiopian Government does not interfere (unless it threatens wider regional interests) and killers are left to the tribal elders if need be.
It seems to be accepted, to kill your enemies (as it was centuries ago). Fighting to defend your cattle, tribe or honor.
The use of body scarification as a symbolism to show how many enemies (or dangerous animals) have been killed is practiced too.
Pic Credit: Jose Maria Aloso Aenlle
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Welcome to the Omo Valley where the people of the Omo Valley are incredibly photogenic.
Theirs is a traditional world. The men count their wealth in cattle, their wives in goats, and their status by the number of enemies they have murdered. They paint their bodies for war and celebration, and drink cow’s blood to revive their spirits. The women, among the most beautiful in Africa, scar their torsos in elaborate patterns for erotic effect, and in preparation for marriage, insert plates the size of frisbees into their lower lips.
Pic Credit: Jose Maria Aloso Aenlle
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The remote Omo watershed in East Africa encompasses life-giving rivers and a huge desert lake in both Kenya and Ethiopia. Home to a number of tribal peoples who make their living from the land and waters, this region is now undergoing rapid transformation from major industrial projects that are taking resources from local people. At the core of this industrialization is Gibe III Dam. 
Activists say the Gibe III dam in Ethiopia spoils farming for 8 tribes along the Omo River.
Pic Credit: Jose Maria Aloso Aenlle
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