October 19, 2010

Ethiopia's Hollow Promises from Live Aid

David Rieff, The New Republic

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The irony is that in contrast to, say, Niger and other Sahelian countries, where hunger is endemic, or North Korea, where the regime of Kim Jong Il has at the very least (accurate information is almost impossible to come by) brought the country repeatedly to the brink of famine, Ethiopia since the famine of 1984 - 1985 has become quite literally the poster child for global hunger.

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TAGGED: Ethiopia, Niger, Jeffrey Sachs, Africa, Bono, Bob Geldof

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