January 4, 2006
I spoke too soon
A writer called Haile accused the major donors of interfering with Ethiopian politics and of "[imposing] their national interests, ideologies, and political views on other nations through their pockets". The UK, Europe and other donors, he added, should do more to understand the "effort" it takes to govern Ethiopia.
Ethiopia consists of more than 70 different languages and ethnics; try to imagine the effort that one needs to peacefully govern this nation
If you truly want to find a solution for Ethiopia, think like Ethiopians not like Ana Gomez who places the Ethiopian democracy at the same level as the Europeans. This is my opinion as she is entitled to hers.
And so, the journalistic equilibrium is restored.
If I was being cynical, I wold say the piece reads as though it was rather hastily put together. Can anyone in Addis confirm whether it actually appeared in the print Herald on the 2nd?
Posted by aheavens at January 4, 2006 10:13 AM