Why The Cubans Trained EPLF Soldiers Before The Ogaden War?

By Lt. Stephanie S. Kessler (1991) Here is the Genesis of the Cuban-Ethiopian relations. Many Ethiopians mistakenly think that Castro helped free Ethiopia from Somalia occupation. The truth of the matter is the Soviet Union wanted to dominate Africa and find a way to strangle trade on the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The Russians…

Politics by numbers: poverty reduction discourse, contestations and regime legitimacy in Ethiopia

By Hone Mandefro There are contradictory statistics about the number of poor people and changes in number of poor people in Ethiopia with statistics ranging from 26 to 86% of the total population in 2013. This paper analyzed how such contradictory statistics feed into national politics focusing on who uses which statistics and based on what…

Politics by numbers: poverty reduction discourse, contestations and regime legitimacy in Ethiopia

By Hone Mandefro There are contradictory statistics about the number of poor people and changes in number of poor people in Ethiopia with statistics ranging from 26 to 86% of the total population in 2013. This paper analyzed how such contradictory statistics feed into national politics focusing on who uses which statistics and based on what…

Why The Cubans Trained EPLF Soldiers Before The Ogaden War?

By Lt. Stephanie S. Kessler (1991) Here is the Genesis of the Cuban-Ethiopian relations. Many Ethiopians mistakenly think that Castro helped free Ethiopia from Somalia occupation. The truth of the matter is the Soviet Union wanted to dominate Africa and find a way to strangle trade on the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The Russians…

Politics by numbers: poverty reduction discourse, contestations and regime legitimacy in Ethiopia

By Hone Mandefro There are contradictory statistics about the number of poor people and changes in number of poor people in Ethiopia with statistics ranging from 26 to 86% of the total population in 2013. This paper analyzed how such contradictory statistics feed into national politics focusing on who uses which statistics and based on what…

Politics by numbers: poverty reduction discourse, contestations and regime legitimacy in Ethiopia

By Hone Mandefro There are contradictory statistics about the number of poor people and changes in number of poor people in Ethiopia with statistics ranging from 26 to 86% of the total population in 2013. This paper analyzed how such contradictory statistics feed into national politics focusing on who uses which statistics and based on what…