Tag Archive | Governance

Moving Away from a Binary Narrative on Ethiopia: Land, Ethnicity and Governance (Part 2)

By the Strathink Editorial Team Ethiopia’s late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi once said to journalist Jonathan Dimbelby, “Africa’s downfall has always been the cult of personality. And their names always seem to begin with M. We have had Mobutu and Mengistu and I am not going to add Meles to the list.” This year’s anniversary […]

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Is the Era of Great Famines Over?

New York Times By ALEX DE WAAL ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The worst drought in three decades has left almost 20 million Ethiopians — one-fifth of the population — desperately short of food. And yet the country’s mortality rate isn’t expected to increase: In other words, Ethiopians aren’t starving to death. I’ve studied famine and […]

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Why Rwanda’s governance model succeeds

LONZEN RUGIRA Over the past couple of months a major theme of political discussion in local and regional media has been on Rwanda’s governance system and the actors in it. With news of the breakdown of social order in Burundi, and attendant refugee inflows, this discourse took a comparative form with writers, mostly Rwandans, pointing […]

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