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Projects in Ethiopia that Shocked the World

Ethiopia is the only country in Africa that has never been colonized, except for a short time when Mussolini was in charge. This wealthy ancestry has a longer history than any nation in the Anglo-sphere. Westerners may see poverty in Ethiopia and most of Africa through a tragic lens because of the genocide crisis in the Tigray region and pictures of the famine in the 1980s and 1990s. This point of view has the power to make big changes, but it also risks making a people’s suffering seem small.

Ethiopia’s remarkable economic development and industrial advancements in recent years have garnered international attention. Nevertheless, Amnesty International estimates that in Tigray, the province in the center of media attention, more than 5.2 million people are in need of food assistance right now. The COVID-19 pandemic has made an already difficult situation worse, in addition to the allegations of human rights breaches. A staggering 22 million people live in poverty, and the 27% poverty rate is only set to increase. What resounds in the majority of stories from the region is the worry that Ethiopian suffering will be overlooked on a global scale. However, cooperation in world affairs opens the door to a discussion of geopolitical ideologies. Ethiopians continue to suffer, and the nation remains mired in economic hardship as a result of civil war, subpar healthcare, and a global embargo.

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