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Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Politicized famine in Ethiopia !!!

Tedla Asfaw

I do not understand why the international organization failed to hold the Ethiopian regime responsible for its denial of famine in South and Eastern Ethiopia. The Meles regime even went further and is downgrading the famine to shortage of food and  declaring that there is plenty and what is in "his Ethiopia" is lack of money to buy food.

Southern Ethiopia is devastated, many children are perishing and the on going visit by the high official will find this reality. I am sure he or she could have been informed very well on the devastation on Southern and Eastern Ethiopia from similar visits by previous visitors.  The problem we have in Ethiopia is international committee that failed to declare Ethiopia is under famine for political reason  pressured by West.

Let us all agree Ethiopians are dying from famine and the current regime and its financiers are accountable for it.

Moreover, the only difference between this famine and  the previous famine in Ethiopia is this famine is going on under the  watchful eye of rich Western democracy.