Lessons after the Meles speech at Columbia: Let Ethiopians debate Ethiopia
Lessons after the Meles speech at Columbia: Let Ethiopians debate EthiopiaBy William Easterly and Laura Freschi | Published September 26, 2010
It’s sure was nice to see mainly Ethiopians vigorously participating in a debate about Ethiopia, in contrast to the usual Old White Men debating Africa. The Meles visit to Columbia had the unintentional effect of promoting this debate. We were very happy at Aid Watch to have had the privilege of turning over our little corner of the web to host some of this debate, and then just get out of the way.
Here’s more in the aftermath of the Meles speech:
(both of the above are students in the class of New School Prof Sean Jacobs, who founded the group blog Africa is a Country)
Committee to Protect Journalists blog:
As Zenawi speaks, editors are grilled in Ethiopia
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