So you quote western sources if it supports ur view and disregard it as conspiracy if it bursts your bubble. hno:for the west, Africa will always be the damn poorest place on earth...
F*** them and their so-called scientifically proven studies.
they are enjoying seeing poverty all over the world, that's give them confidence: when they see their neighbour in harsh conditions, it makes them feel better....and more powerful : propaganda. we will never hear any good news from their media.
information is a powerful weapon.
Dude have you actually seen the report. Its dated 2014. The only ridicoulous thing is destitution is getting worse while TPLF spin doctors proclain decade long solid economic growth. Check out the report..The ridiculous claim of this thread bested only by the ridiculousness of this response. Oxford has done no such thing. You can't seem to help pulling BS out of your ass and publicly proclaiming it as fact. Do you never feel any shame?
As for the report itself (which is based on a relatively new metric called the Multidimensional Poverty Index), despite the date stamp on the article, it is not recent. It is dated and can no longer be considered accurate. What is important to look at isn't so much where Ethiopia is currently relative to other countries but where it is headed. Trends provide context, snapshots do not. My suspicion is that for all its ills, Ethiopia is on a positive developmental trajectory, and so any statistical measure which looks at trends is likely to confirm this.
where did he exaggerate, mislead or take things out of context? For me he was spot on about the root of all evil in Ethiopia.I loathe Al Mariam. If it had been a taxi driver who wrote this article, I would excuse the appalling ignorance to a lack of proper education. But this, coming from a supposed professor of law? Shameful. Quoting out of context, exaggeration, misleading facts, a barely hidden contempt for Ethiopians in Ethiopia whom he depicts as helpless, weak and ignorant ants who must be saved by the enlightened and all-knowing American Diaspora...are just some of the reasons this man must be mercilessly put down. Truly, a poor excuse for an academic. I always felt for Ethiopia's loss when I read about the millions of educated Ethiopians that fled the Dergue, but in this particular case I say good riddance. Don't ever come back you quack.
I was expecting which part of THE ARTICLE I POSTED is misleading or taken out of context, not the others he has written. You just tried to discredit the author citing some irrelevant things as the adopted name ''Al ''and him referring Meles Zenawi by his surname.The root of all evil? You do know that Ethiopia was also desperately poor during the 20th century. I suppose you're going to blame that on the EPRDF too, but I digress.
You asked me to point out where the Professor misled his readers? In each and every one of his articles. "Al" Mariam's depictions of the Renaissance Dam as a white elephant project comparable to Qaddafi's grandiose and incoherent plans, the way "Al" Mariam misquoted Meles as saying that there was no link between economic growth and democracy, and concluding that Meles was suggesting that democracy was not necessary, when in fact what Meles said was that although there was no connection between economic growth and democracy, democracy must be pursued for its own sake, "Al" Mariam's determination to discredit anything and everything this government does as useless and unnecessary, "Al" Mariam's support of the Ginbot 7 propaganda outlet ESAT while at the same time criticizing ETV as "the regime's mouth piece" .
And then of course, there are the little things that I despise about the man. The way he shortened his name from Alemayehu to "Al", his shameless self-aggrandizement-often times quoting himself and rambling at great length about his noble principles and why he holds them, the fact that he is "fighting for freedom" only recently after he abandoned the country during the Dergue ( a regime not known for its respect of human rights), his obsession with Meles, often times referring to him as "Zenawi" contrary to our traditional naming system, inflating his importance to such an extent that you would think that the fight for democracy in Ethiopia was a titanic struggle between Alemayehu "Al" Mariam and Meles Zenawi, when in actuality, he has absolutely zero influence in Ethiopia or outside it.
You honestly cannot hope for a rational article from this charlatan.
I could post more reasons for why I despise the man, but that would require that I go back to his blog and re-read the drivel he tries to pass of as political commentary. I'm afraid I don't have that strong a constitution.
Thank you for saving me :lol:You've gotten to quoting Alemayehu Gebremariam? I mean I agree we need a more critical view of things but that's... a bit much, don't you think?
Privatise, liberalise, and encourage. Privatise the banks, the various enterprises, the airline, partially, privatise land ownership. Liberalise the financial sector, the telecoms industry, foreign retail. Regulate the real estate industry to increase quality and encourage private development of low-cost housing. Encourage investors, armed with new capital from banks freed from the 27% deposit requirement and the 40/60 rule, in addition to a few foreign competitors, to invest in a range of areas, including agriculture and manufacturing. Encourage the expanded banks to look at programs like M-PESA to facilitate rural savings, and lend to farmers. Get urban businessmen to invest in cottage industries for adding value and easing pressure on land (people will have to work in these factories, and therefore not farm). Build a few less dams and motorways and invest in rural road networks and local generation projects to electrify the regions.
Dont believe the few shiny aluminium buildings in Addis Ababa you see on this forum. Majority of the 90+million people live in dire poverty.I see the developmental progress taking place in Addis Ababa and this is why these so-called "stats" make no sense. I thought we were making progress in Tanzania (which we are compared to most African countries), but Ethiopia seems to be doing a bit more.