December 30, 2005
Where's the politics?
Lots of you have been posting comments and sending emails over the past week or so, wondering why I haven't been writing about the political situation in Ethiopia recently. Rather than responding to each one, I thought it would be easier to write one of those self-referential, 'blogging about blogging' posts to explain everything.
The main reason why I am not writing much about the political situation in Ethiopia right now is that I am not in Ethiopia right now. I am currently in the UK, doing a few family-related things. As I can't see the situation in Addis first hand, I can't really write about it.
Secondly, this isn't really a political blog. I have yet to publish a single political opinion on Meskel Square - beyond the contentious claim that child malnutrition is a bad thing. If you want pro-EPRDF rants, go to the Hmbasha Commentary Page. If you want pro-CUD rants, go just about anywhere else online. If you want badly-spelled entries from an occasionally-employed freelance journalist, stay here.
Finally, if you really think that I am trying to "divert the main critical issue in Ethiopia" by writing about malaria rather than other people's reports of student uprisings, then there is one simple thing you can do. Stop posting comments here and start you own, better blog. You can set up a blog for free - and anonymously - here and here.
Posted by aheavens at December 30, 2005 7:55 AM