In the five years since it was launched, Mursi Online has become the most widely used source of accurate information about the Mursi on the web and feedback from visitors has been consistently positive.
'Shooting with Mursi', a DFID/UK AID film made by Ben Young with Olisarali Olibui, was selected for screening at the 30th Cinéma du Réel Documentary Film Festival in Paris (24 March – 3 April 2010) and at the 10th Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival (12-16 May 2010).
On 16 May 2010, Ethiopia’s Capital newspaper reported that the Gibe III hydroelectric dam, now under construction in the middle basin of the Omo-Gibe River system, is to receive a long term loan of nearly half a billion USD from the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.
In May 2008 a small group from northern Mursiland spent two weeks visiting the Melako, Sera, Namunyak and Kalama Community Conservancies in Kenya. They learnt about the management, benefits and challenges of these conservancies, and had discussions with members of the Maasai, Rendille and Samburu communities which are actively involved in them.