Stop Financing Tyranny Like in Ethiopia: William Easterly

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By TesfaNews,

WILLIAM EASTERLY is a renowned economist and best-selling author of  the book ” The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators and the Forgotten rights of the poor“.

In his latest interview with PBS talk show presenter Tavis Smiley, he  makes his case for a radical rethinking of approaches to global development. He brought the case of Ethiopia and its late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi as an example of an absolute dictator and calling him a serial human right abuser. 

“Meles Zenawi was a tyrant who was not a promoter but a hurdle to development in Ethiopia. The late dictator killed demonstrators in the streets after rigged election, put journalists like Eskinder Nega behind bars. We should stop financing tyranny and repression”.

Stop Pampering the Ethiopian tyrants. It's a regime that feels threatened by bloggers in a country where internet penetration is 0.01%
Six members of the independent blogger and activist group ‘Zone 9’ arrested last week in a latest crackdown on opposition voices. Absured. A regime feels threatened by a bunch of bloggers, in a country with internet penetration of only 0.01%

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