Camel trains are holding up Ethiopia’s new railway line – The Economist

The Economist Camel trains are holding up Ethiopia’s new railway lineThe Economist“MORE than any other technical design or social institution,” wrote the late British historian, Tony Judt, “the railway stands for modernity.”... Read more »

Ethiopia’s regime flirts with letting dissidents speak without locking … – The Economist

The Economist Ethiopia’s regime flirts with letting dissidents speak without locking …The EconomistLIFE in Maekelawi, a prison in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, had a predictable rhythm. Three times a day,... Read more »

Why Ethiopians are nostalgic for Mengistu Haile Mariam aka መ ን ጌ ?

The Economist – IN AMBO, a town in central Ethiopia, a teenage boy pulls a tatty photo from his wallet. “I love him,” he says of the soldier glaring menacingly at the... Read more »

Why Ethiopians are nostalgic for a murderous Marxist regime – The Economist

The Economist Why Ethiopians are nostalgic for a murderous Marxist regimeThe EconomistIN AMBO, a town in central Ethiopia, a teenage boy pulls a tatty photo from his wallet. “I love him,” he... Read more »

Ethiopia’s ethnic federalism is being tested – The Economist – The Economist

The Economist Ethiopia’s ethnic federalism is being tested – The EconomistThe EconomistFOR centuries the city of Harar, on the eastern fringes of the Ethiopian highlands, was a sanctuary, its people protected by... Read more »

Ethiopia is struggling to make housing affordable – The Economist – The Economist

The Economist Ethiopia is struggling to make housing affordable – The EconomistThe EconomistELEVEN years ago Elsa, a middle-aged widow, won the lottery. The prize was not cash, but the deed to a... Read more »

How climate change might affect the Nile – The Economist

The Economist How climate change might affect the NileThe EconomistTO THE untrained eye, the satellite photos of north-west Ethiopia on July 10th may have seemed benign. They showed a relatively small pool... Read more »

Ethiopia’s ingenious video pirates – The Economist

The Economist Ethiopia’s ingenious video piratesThe EconomistDOWNLOADING a movie, legally or not, is prohibitively slow in Ethiopia, thanks to glacial internet speeds. Bootleg DVDs are everywhere, but even so it can be... Read more »

Ethiopia enters its seventh month of emergency rule – The Economist

The Economist Ethiopia enters its seventh month of emergency ruleThe EconomistTHE three-hour bus-ride to Ambo from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, offers a glimpse into the country’s future. The road is well paved;... Read more »

Ethiopia's trade in qat (ጫት) booming – nazret.com

The Economist: “THIS is qat,” explains Teklu Kaimo, gesturing to the wooded field behind him. He started growing it in 1976, and over the years its soft, green leaves have brought him... Read more »