Acute poverty amidst “double-digit economic growth”

Absolute poverty in EthiopiaBy Getachew Begashaw, 28 September 2010 — Gebru Tareke, once a professor of history at Haile Selassie I University, wrote: “…by supporting a social hierarchy that was markedly extractive and exploitative, Ethiopian peasants lived for very many years in a terrible state of ignorance and gruesome conditions of deprivation and poverty”1. Philippa Bevan of the University of Bath made reference to this statement to explain how the tradition of exploitative structures which existed in Ethiopia was the major cause of the poverty of the Ethiopian people2. Read Full in PDF.

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