“We Have Wounded the Beast, and That Isn’t Enough” (Lemma Megersa).

In a documentary by Oromia Broadcasting Network (OBN) the president of Oromia Regional State, Obbo Lemma Megersa, speaks about the recent crackdown on rent-seakers and illicit trades. "In Ethiopian history, the most awful and gravely far reaching land abuse that has ever happened is the land of Oromo", explains Lemma.  It is clear who has … Continue reading “We Have Wounded the Beast, and That Isn’t Enough” (Lemma Megersa).

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The Context of Rent Seeking/Collection in Ethiopia- Part-III

Tefera Derbew's (Minster of Agriculture) and Gedu Andargache's argument to include resistant farmers at describing the location of the development problem here is quite acceptable. Their inclusion of the famers in the normative side of their discussion however is potentially wrong and fatally dangerous. The fight against rent seeking is, under Ethiopia's unique situation, nothing … Continue reading The Context of Rent Seeking/Collection in Ethiopia- Part-III