Growing hope in Ethiopia

While the name Ethiopia still conjures up images of starving children, and human rights abuses remain a major issue, there is plenty of hope for the future, writes Susan Mitchell.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
12th February, 2012
Growing hope in Ethiopia
The Hawzen market in the Ethiopian city of Tigray: the region was hit hard by the 1984 famine, but is now recovering. Photo: Jeff Williams

On an Air Ethiopia flight to Addis Ababa, I meet a 30-year-old Ethiopian engineer. Just before we land, as the plane cruises down over the Entoto Mountains that encircle the Ethiopian capital, he makes a parting request: "Please tell the truth about what is happening here."

Nigusu Kelemwork is not discussing Ethiopia's deteriorating human rights record, though that is clearly an important issue. He wants the world to know that Ethiopia, once a byword for...

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