A documentary about the suffering of Afars

March 20th, 2007 Print Print Email Email

Please watch the documentary of an Austaralian woman leaving with the Afar people of Ethiopia and her effort to help them. We will then let you answer the question below after wacthing documentary.

Where is the hundreds of millions of dollars that the Zenawie’s regime borrowed from the World Bank in the name of these and other poor people of Ethiopia? Is this what the World Bank, the IMF and the American ambassador in Ethiopia are calling an improving economy?.

  1. Daniel
    | #1

    I am astonished and become a speechless person just seeing this woman, who deserve to be the mother of all human race. I am also learned that how happy and confidence woman she is. I am sure one of us will follow her foot steps and also it becomes a reality check for all of us. Again, I admire and respect to this woman.

  2. casanova
    | #2

    Thanks Daniel.But the person who wrote the nonesense thing about this documentary(the paragraph above the footage)should be an intelectual Economics Proffesor,criticizing the World Bank and IMF just by watching a 25min documentary.What a genius person.Is that u Ashebir?Go and apply for a post in White House to be a special economic advisor to the President.Low life.Moron.U don`t even know how to read but u want to criticize the WB and IMF.Maferia.Shame on u.

  3. Debesay
    | #3

    Casanova i hope you will tell me what mistake you got from the introduction of the Documentary.
    I thought it is the question we sholud answer than kidding .i am not economist and not in aposition to criticize.I am looking forward to hearfrom you

  4. shemakiw
    | #4

    It is a womderful documentary. It srikes my mind what should I do to bring change to our society. She is a good role model for all of us who wishes to make a difference to Ethiopia. We have to follow her way in different area. Isn’t it shame we do nothing to bring changes to our society while others, especially non-Ethiopian, did it? So let us do our part regardless our political stand. It would be much better if we can do in group. However, until we form a group which focuse only on social issues we have to do something individually. I guess we have enough plitical parties. This is the right time to make a difference.

  5. casanova
    | #5

    Debessay,there is nothing on posting the film.It is very intersting documentary and thanks 4 making us to watch it.But criticizng the IMF and WB on their verdict regarding Etio economcics growth is a big Difret.4 ur information the IMF is tottaly against the 10% economic growth in Ethio b/c they think it is the one of the major cause of the seveir inflation which urban people r suffering from than ever.So Debessay or whoever who wrote the critics,try to update yorself with diferent informations istead of wathing a 25 min documentary b4 u open up ur mouth.Ignorant.

  6. Daniel
    | #6


    The old says “picture better than word”. This documentary has evidence and compelling argument. Thus, either you support the government or you do not it has one ramification which is Ethiopia is one of the impoverished country in the world. The reality is the economy and the growth is might bounded by the big city not rural area where the majority of people who live. I am sure IMF and World Bank would not and could not go in most of the remote areas collect and analysis the data. Instead the government provides all the require data. Having mentioned the above scenrio, It becomes a fallacy to say that “Ethiopian economy growth by 10 % “with out collecting and seeing all the rural areas. There are still food shortage and drought in most of the country. Last not least there are things we should know that the magnitude of economical growth is measured by inflation, unemployment, consumer commodity, manufacturing goods and GDP (growth domestic product). I will leave the answer for you: Do you know the unemployment number in Addis? Do you know the current inflation number in Ethiopia? How much the annual income per person?

  7. casanova
    | #7

    So if the IMf r just taking infos and data from Govt`s of different countries,u think that there is a single govt in Africa that tells it`s Economic policy is pulling down it`s respective gorwth?Man wake up.Don`t under estimate those organization.Any person with no economics concept can take data and come up with a verdict.So u think IMF is busy doing this?Anyways IMF and WB r always against Weyanes economic policy.I mean on the major parts.Even currently they r pressurising Weyane to slow down the Growth to stabilize the inflation.They have been always against the Weyanes on issue like land policy,monopoly of some sectors by the Govt and other major issues.In most aspect,the US,IMF and WB have been pro Dr Berhanu Negga`s(the master mind of Kinijit`s economic policy) economic strategy.So there is no need to go to the details but the guy who criticized the IMF and WB on the TV programme which is ASHEBIR trying to disguyize himself as Debesay(100% guaranted)does`t know a shitt.But he is very Defar and Fetata.

  8. casanova
    | #8

    Danny my men,i wrote the above 4 u but i forgot to tell u something.I know how my people r suffering economically.They r suffering like they r in hell.People r dying.And it should concern every of us.It is easy to open up a mouth like ASEHEBIR sitting in Boston.

  9. Daniel
    | #9


    Let us argue with ideas would rather than attack a person. A meticulous argument comes from a deep thought and understanding a subject matter clearly. I am sure we will come up a solution although we have a different perspective. Hopefully, you have seen George Bush and John Kerry shaked their hands before and after the debate in spite of their difference. We should learn from them. A good argument and thought are always executed a superb solution. The bottom line provides clear and concise ideas bring a solution. Please do not attack people.

    Back to your point, Collecting and analyzing a statically data is very complex. There are two different ways: collecting the entire data and compute the present out come and determine the future. The other one is collecting randomly sample data and determine the outcome. For example US census determines the economic growth of next year because of the previous pattern and also a randomly chosen data. My argument is all the data collection must be takes place by the government body. To illustrate: region, city, kebele …etc. I am sure IMF and World Bank does not have the wheel to go in each region, city and kebele to collect all data. Their job is analyzing and computing based on the data was provided by the government body. Based on the above scenario, they might use a randomly chosen data. The big question how genuine the present government is to provide a true data. The regime is continuing lying in many aspects any way.

  10. DeGafe
    | #10

    Go ahead argue…useless arguments ain’t gonna help ethiopian finding political/economical resolution. You call others moran, but you don’t know about yourself in the first place. what have you done to differentiate yourself from people whom you think are morans?

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