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Mursi People In Ethiopia: Bad Tourism For A Good Cause

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In the south-west of Ethiopia, Mursi warriors and plate-lip women can be photographed for cash. Money, which is mainly spent on liquors and Kalashnikovs. A dangerous mix.

The contradiction that is tourism prevails. In the end, tourists hinder development as they show interest in the Mursi, while financing them through their visit. Without this money, the Mursi would have gone from their centuries-old tradition a long time ago assimilating into modern life.

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