As Trash Avalanche Toll Rises in Ethiopia, Survivors Ask Why

THE NEW YORK TIMES | on Mon, Mar 20, 6:18 PM

The disaster is at odds with the image Ethiopia wants to project as a rapidly developing country. Poverty rates have decreased by more than 30 percent since 2000, according to the World Bank[1], and government officials have claimed economic growth in the double digits over the last decade. Addis Ababa, home to the African Union, is a bustling city where new malls, hotels and apartment buildings are constantly being built[2].Photo Rescue operations at the Repi landfill the day after the colla...

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