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Has Ethiopia really achieved the MDGs?

Read more ...On Sept.13, the BBC World Service aired the first segment of a two-part documentary entitled: Africa Surprising. As part of the series, journalist Hugh Sykes reported thatEthiopia has achieved a number of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ahead of schedule.

Ethiopia’s electoral authoritarianism, free press and accountability

Read more ...(OPride) — About a dozen elections have been held in Ethiopia over the last century, most of them during the reign of the incumbent regime.

Oromo women's silent struggle for equality

Read more ...While reading Seenaa Jimjimo’s new book, “The In-Between,” I was reminded of the inequality and discrimination that diaspora Oromo women face on daily basis, issues which are often muted both in Oromo academic writings or in online conversations on social media and Oromo websites.

Does Ethiopia really need another mega airport?

Read more ...(OPride) — In his recent piece, “How Ethiopia Is Shaking Off Its Famine-Stricken Image,” AP's Ethiopia correspondent Elias Meseret portrayed the country’s current rulers as visionary leaders who pulled millions of Ethiopians out of misery.