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In Ethiopia, don’t just blame El Niño

10 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Bethel Tarekegne,* The Diamondback

Famine isn’t new to Ethiopia, but history repeating itself amid the country’s claimed “economic growth” raises a big concern. This year, Ethiopia was hit with a massive drought, with at least six million children at risk of food shortages and waterborne diseases. Though global climate change and El Niño have contributed to its severity, the lack of political commitment, absence of appropriate developmental strategies and lack of equipped leaders have by far worsened the situation.
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