​Is The Guardian Justifying Dispossession and Land Grab in Ethiopia? 

It is very painful to read this article on The Guardian by Tom Gardner for a number of reasons.  1. Tom is presenting land robbery and land grab by the Addis Ababa City Administration in Koye, Oromia,  25 kilometers away from Addis Ababa, inside Oromia, as urban development. Just imagine, Addis Ababa taking 700 hectares of land from Oromo … Continue reading ​Is The Guardian Justifying Dispossession and Land Grab in Ethiopia? 

Addis has run out of space’: Ethiopia’s radical redesig

As Addis Ababa creaks under the weight of a mushrooming populace, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest housing project is under way. But who benefits? by Tom Gardner in Addis Ababa. Photographs by Charlie Rosser Wrapped in a white shawl and sporting a wide-brimmed cowboy hat, Haile stares out at his cattle as they graze in a rocky … Continue reading Addis has run out of space’: Ethiopia’s radical redesig

Does a struggling Ethiopian model town offer lessons for the future?

by Tom Gardner | Thomson Reuters Foundation Wednesday, 22 November 2017 14:00 GMT With Addis Ababa struggling to cope with housing demand, Ethiopia's government wants to bring urbanisation to the countryside - but the model town of Buranest has had mixed fortunes By Tom Gardner BURANEST, Ethiopia, Nov 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group … Continue reading Does a struggling Ethiopian model town offer lessons for the future?