by Graham Peebles, Redress Online
Ethiopia is being hailed as a shining example of African economic growth.
Principal donors and devotees of the International Monetary Fund/World Bank development model (an imposed ideological vision which measures all things in terms of a nation’s GDP) see the country as an island of potential prosperity and stability within a region of failed states and violent conflict.
“Economic performance in recent years has been strong, with economic growth averaging in double-digits since 2004,” states the IMF country report. The economic model (a hybrid of western capitalism and Chinese control) adopted by the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) government is a centralised system that denies democracy – consultation and participation in “development plans” is unheard of – and ignores and violates human rights. Continue reading US-Israeli-backed state terrorism in Ethiopia’s Ogaden region