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How the Muslim world lost the freedom to choose

28 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Kim Ghattas, Carnegie Endowment for Int’ Peace

No aspect of culture was spared from the Islamization drive, as movie theaters were shut from Karachi to Peshawar, artists were driven underground and school curricula redesigned to create a “monolithic image of Pakistan as an Islamic state and taught students to view only Muslims as Pakistani citizens.”

When national security advisor H.R. McMaster wanted to convince U.S. President Donald Trump that Afghanistan was not hopeless, he whipped out a 1972 black-and-white picture of women in miniskirts on the streets of Kabul.
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Excessive government control of coffee market forces huge decline in exports and revenues

6 Jul

By Wondwossen Mezlekia, July 05, 2012

Ethiopia’s coffee export continues to plummet due to chaotic government controls and enforcement of bad policies. The downward trending export that began falling in 2008/09 following the government’s tightening of its grip on the sector continues to nose-dive in the face of favorable international prices that hit a 13-year high in 2010 and a 29% increase in total production.
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