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Thinking about Ethiopia June 30, 2015

Posted by OromianEconomist in Amnesty International's Report: Because I Am Oromo.
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Great observation.
‘Here I saw people living on 1 dollar per day. And they are not beggars. They work and earn their 20-25 birr (around 1 $) per day and they pay 40% taxes to the government.’
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There are also these empty concrete and glass buildings in the capital, built out of prestige while people can’t afford renting the space there. So it is Ethiopia, African country without African fun and joy. The most un-African of all South Saharan African countries.
Just several decades ago they had their emperor and their Eritrea. Haile Selassie lived in a luxury and denied the reality of famine. There were no starving people in his country and live skeletons walking the streets. The emperor was old. The Lion was no longer the lion. He used to be a hero, when his country was liberated from Italian occupation. But not when he was too old to hold power. Rumors say that he was killed in his sleep.
In 1974 the Revolution took place and the Dergue military committee seized the power. Many people were tormented and killed. In mid 80th people were starving again. In 1991 communists were replaced by so called democrats, but you can still buy dollars only on the black market in Ethiopia.

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Just several decades ago they had their emperor and their Eritrea. Haile Selassie lived in a luxury and denied the reality of famine. There were no starving people in his country and live skeletons walking the streets. The emperor was old. The Lion was no longer the lion. He used to be a hero, when his country was liberated from Italian occupation. But not when he was too old to hold power. Rumors say that he was killed in his sleep. The dynasty claiming its descent from the King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba had thus ceased to exist.

In 1974 the Revolution took place and the Dergue military committee seized the power. Many people were tormented and killed. In mid 80th people were starving again. In 1991 communists were replaced by so called democrats, but you can still buy dollars only on the black market in Ethiopia…

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