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Why is Ethiopia Hungry Again?

How the current starvation of 8.2 million Ethiopians unravel the deception of Ethiopia’s economic miracle
How the current starvation of 8.2 million Ethiopians unravel the deception of Ethiopia’s economic miracle. Famine doesn’t give a hoot to the regime’s cooked statistics and propaganda. The fundamental problem still lies on poor governance, not drought; incompetent and indifferent governance than environmental factors. Period!

By Jawar Mohammed,

Just a couple months ago, Western leaders and media outlets were fascinated with Ethiopia’s ‘miraculous’ economic growth. From Bill Gates to Obama, and everyone else in between, they were convinced and tried to persuade others that Ethiopia had put that sad history of famine behind itself and emerged as the fastest growing economy in Africa, if not the world.

Fast forward to these past few weeks, reports have begun – giving back Ethiopia its old name – a starving country begging for urgent food aid. A month ago, the number of people needing aid were reported to be 4.5 million; now its 8.2 million and expected to reach 15 million by the end of this year. Continue reading Why is Ethiopia Hungry Again?